Wondering if one can make tuvaiyal from ridge gourd skin. My grandmother used to make this tuvaiyal/thogayal. Not only it is tasty but it is also rich in fibre. It is found that including fibre in your diet prevents constipation and may lower the risk for heart diseases and some cancers. This thol/skin thuvaiyal goes well with hot steamed rice with a dash of ghee or sesame seed oil. I used the flesh of ridge gourd for preparing turai dal and the skin for preparing this thogayal. Ridge gourd is known as Turai or Turiya in Hindi.Today we will learn how to make ridge gourd thuvaiyal following this easy recipe.
Wash ridge gourd well, peel the skin and chop it into small pieces.You can use the flesh for preparing kootu.
Heat a tsp of oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add urad dal, pepper, tur dal, red chillies and fry until dal turns golden brown. Then add the tamarind piece and saute for just a few seconds. Keep it aside.
Heat 2 tsp of oil and fry the ridge gourd skin adding salt until tender.
Grind everything together along with coconut to a coarse paste.
This thol thuvaiyal can be used as a side dish for roti, paratha also but best with hot rice. You can prepare this with the flesh of ridge gourd also. It stays food for 2-3 days in the refrigerator.
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