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Do you throw away the skin peel of ridge gourd? They are extremely rich in dietary fiber and low in calories. Do not throw them away. You can make this easy and tasty chutney which is great with any south Indian breakfast.

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It goes well any idli, dosa. Here are few more options from my blog.

Millets Idli

Adai/Lentil Pancakes

Pesarattu/Moong Bean dosa

Tomato Dosa(No fermentation)

Arisi Uoma/Idli Rava Upma


Ridge Gourd Peel : Skin Peel from one large gourd

Grated coconut : 2 tablespoons

Onion : 1/3 of a large

Tamarind : a very small piece

Green Chili : 2 small

Salt : as needed

Water : as needed

Oil : 1 1/2 teaspoons

Mustard seeds : 1/4 teaspoon

Urad dal : 1/4 teaspoon

Curry leaves : Few


  • Heat oil in a pan, when hot add mustard seeds, urad dal. When it turn golden color, add curry leaves.
  • Next add the onions. Saute for 2 to 3 mins. Add the ridge gourd skin peel, tamarind and saute for 5 mins.
  • It would get cooked in 5 mins, next stop and add the grated coconut. Mix well, it gets cooked in the heat of the pan and stove.
  • Let it cool.
  • When it cools down, in a mixer, grind the above with salt and water. Use water as per chutney consistency.

Easy thugayal is ready. Serve with idli/dosa.