Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Ridge gourd Thogayal / Ridge gourd Cilantro Chutney

Again its time for Blog Hop Wednesday and this time i am paired with Anusha of Tomato Blues. I have tried some of her recipes and never disappointed. I wanted to try her Milk bunt cake but this time was little tired n picked this Ridge gourd Thogayal. I tried this thogayal on the same day she posted it. the recipe sounds interesting n new to me with unique combo of ingredients and very aromatic too. Ridge gourd-cilantro-cumin-coconut were the four main ingredients for this delicious Thogayal. It turned out awesome n such a delicious accompaniment for rice. We all loved it. After that i tried this chutney 3 four times, yes at least once in a week. I love this thogayal that much and totally forgot to use Ridge gourd in curry, pulao, chutneyStir Fry form. We had this Thogayal for our lunch along with rice, Brinjal Roast & Paruppu Rasam. This goes well with curd rice also it tasted so so give it a try, sure u will love it. Now to the recipe.


  1. Ridge gourd   2 cups (peeled n roughly chopped)
  2. Cilantro    1 small bunch or 1/2 cup tightly packed
  3. Green chilies    5-6 no.s ( i like it bit spicy, adjust to your taste)
  4. Coconut    1/4 cup or less
  5. Cumin seeds   1 tsp
  6. Urad dal    2 tbsp
  7. Tamarind    1" piece
  8. Salt      to taste
  9. Oil   2 tsp

To Temper

  1. Oil     1-2 tsp
  2. Mustard seeds   1/2 tsp
  3. Urad dal   1/2 tsp
  4. Hing    1/8 tsp
  5. Curry leaves   1 sprig


  • Wash n peel Ridge gourd and cut into small pieces.
  • Wash cilantro/coriander leaves, trim stem edges and roughly chop it and keep aside.
  • Heat 1/2 tsp oil, roast cumin seeds n urad dal till it turns light golden color and keep aside.
  • In the same pan add remaning 1 and 1/2 tsp oil and add chopped ridge gourd,green chili,tamarind and saute for 3-4 minutes or until ridge gourd turns lightly tender n shrink.
  • Then add cilantro give it a stir and after few seconds turn off the stove and allow this mixture to cool down.
  • After that, take a blender first blend roasted dal n cumin seeds for few seconds and then add ridge gourd-cilantro mixture, add enough salt n little water and blend it to a fine coarse paste.
  • For tempering:heat oil in a tempering pan, add mustard seeds wait till it pop up, add urad dal n hing fry till golden brown and add curry leaves n turn off the stove.
  • Transfer Thogayal to a serving bowl and add the tempering to it.
  • That's it Tasty Ridge gourd Thogayal Ready. Serve With Hot Plain rice n ghee.

Do not fry cilantro for long time, just saute for less than a minute other wise your chutney will turn bitter.

Sending this to Radhika's Blog Hop Wednesday ~ Week 19 and do stop here to check what our Co-Hoppers have cooked for this week.


  1. beautiful color.. very delicious chutney..

  2. Nice beautiful color, love this chutney..

  3. Perfectly made & inviting chutney!!

  4. Looks delicious! Very tempting!

  5. This looks as good as it sounds.

  6. Lovely green chutney..Sounds delicious.

  7. Interesting. Never tried chutney made out of the gourd. Maharashtrians actually make dry chutney out of the ridges of the gourd. If the gourd is tender, we peel the ridges and temper them with sesame seeds and some other stuff. This is totally new to me.

  8. lovely color....very inviting :)

  9. Perfect, nice and inviting thogayal......

  10. Tempting clicks sangee..never prepared chutney with the pleasant green colour!

  11. Lovely recipe and I love the color of your thogayal.

  12. Delicious spicy chutney. I make it the same way.

  13. Chutney looks very inviting with lovely color...

  14. Very delicious and flavorful chutney...nice color

  15. nice chutney, such a lovely green colour, i have never tried this dear !!

  16. neat presentation sangeeta; hope u r fine

  17. Wat a eye pleasing thogayal, simply irresistible.

  18. I never tried ridge gourd chutney....but your looks super delicious...lovely color!

  19. Wonderful snaps that makes it mouthwatering here.

  20. I never had peerkangai thogayal till my MIL made it for me when I was pregnant. After that, I was so addicted, she used to make it every day for a month till my little one was born...

  21. Oh, forgot to mention... beautiful click

  22. super yummy chutney.. im a big fan of ur clicks!!! beautifully done...

  23. Delicious n flavorful chutney.

  24. Like the presentation, quite traditional and inviting

    The colour has come up b'fully...

  25. The colour is so beautiful... since you recommend it so highly I should try it...

  26. Delicious chutney ..well presented!


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