Peerkankai (Ridge Gourd) Thuvaiyal

Every week  I try one Thuvaiyal.  I use it as my side dish for lunches for the days where no one else pack lunches. Thuvaiyal is my favourite It goes well with any dish


Ridge Gourd (Peerkankai) – 1
Red Chillies – 2 to 3
Urad Dhal – 1 teaspoon

Bengal Gram Dhal - 1 teaspoon

Roasted Gram Dhal - 1 Teaspoon
Coconut - 1 tablespoon (Optional)
Ginger - 1 inch
Curry leaves - 1 string
Tamarind – A big Gooseberry size
Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste
Oil – 2 teaspoons

Mustard seed - 1/4 teaspoon

Select the young Ridge Gourd
Wash and remove only the ridges on the gourd and cut it along with the skin into medium size pieces.
In a kadai put 2 teaspoon of oil and fry  urad dhal, Bengal Gram Dhal, roasted gram dhal, Coconut, red chillies,ginger,curry leaves along with the tamarind.Fry till dhals become brown.
Add the peerkankai pieces and fry on a medium flame till it becomes soft.
Remove and cool it.
Combine all the ingredients and grind it 
Season it with mustard.