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Peerkangai thuvayal

Ridge Guard Thuvayal / Peerkangai Thuvayal is a type of chutney that is made of combining the Ridge Guard,urad dal and red chili by shallow frying and grinding it to paste . It can be had with hot steamed rice on topping it with ghee. This is also goes well with idli , dosa or curd rice. The kootu varieties can be had as a side-dish for thuvayal.

Peerkangai Thuvayal

Preparation Time:10 mints|Cooking Time :20 mints|Serves : 2


Oil - 3tbspn

Ridge Guard / Peerkangai - 1/2 (big sized)

Hing - little

Salt to taste

Urad dal - 2 tbspn

Red chili - 1 big

tamarind- 1 inch piece

To Temper:

Mustard seeds - 1/2tbspn

Urad dal - 1 tbspn


1. Wash the ridge guard and peel the harder skin of the ridge guard and chop the peerkangai roughly.

2.In a pan heat the oil and roast the urad dal and red chili until golden brown. Then transfer it to a bowl. Saute the peerkangai in the same pan with remaining oil and add it to the bowl.

3. Add the tamarind , hing and salt to the mixture and grind it to a paste. Temper it with mustard seeds and urad dal.

Now Ridge Guard Thuvayal is ready to serve with hot rice.

Peerkangai Thuvayal

My Notes :

I like to prefer the thuvayal with the skin (thol). If you don't like then peel skin completely and grind it to a paste.

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