Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Ridge Guard Chutney / Peerkangai Tuvaiyal


1 Tomato (Finely Chopped)
1 Big Onion (Finely Chopped)
2 medium ridge gourds- peel the ridges and slice
3 dry red chillies
5 tbsp chana dal
5 tbsp udad dal
1/4 tbsp asafoetida
marble sized tamarind ball soaked in water
1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds
pinch of turmeric
salt to taste
3 tsp oil for frying


Heat the oil in a pan. Add the fenugreek seeds and the dals. Once the dals turn golden, add the red chillies, turmeric, Onion, Tomato, gourd slices, tamarind and saute for 10 min. Add the salt, saute and cook covered for 10 min on a low flame.

Allow the vegetable to become tender and cool for around 10 min.
Put the cooled contents into a blender and grind to a fine paste.

Serve this Delicious chutny with hot rice, Idly/ Dosa.

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