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Peerkankai (Ridge Gourd) Thuvayal

Peerkankai_Ridge_Gourd_Thuvayal_1 Ridge gourd (Peerkankai in Tamil) is a delicate vegetable. While peeling it, almost 30 to 40 percent of the vegetable comes out as a waste. More over most of the vitamins are under the vegetable skin only. Instead of throwing the peeled skin,  tasty thuvayal can be prepared easily.


  • Peeled skin from 4 Ridge gourds
  • Ginger – 1½ inch long
  • Red chilli – 3 no
  • Green chilli – 3 no
  • Tamarind – marble size (adjust according to your taste)
  • Asafetida – pinch
  • Salt – as per taste
  • Oil– 1 tea spoon

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  • Cut the ridge gourd skin into small pieces; chop ginger.
  • Heat a pan with oil, fry red chilli, green chilli, ginger, tamarind and remove; in the same pan now fry ridge gourd skin and cook in low flame for 10 minutes; stir in between and sprinkle handful of water; cook till the ridge gourd skin is soft; allow it to cool; grind all items with salt in blender.

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  • Tasty Peerkankai (Ridge Gourd) Thuvayal is ready and suits well with rice.



  • Wash nicely and then peel the skin of ridge gourd.
  • Can be preserved in refrigerator for 4 to 5 days

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  • Priya October 11, 2009, 4:00 am

    Just love this thuvaiyal with curd rice..i do add few tsps of sesame seeds…

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