Friday, June 7, 2013

Turai Thuvaiyal

#TuraiThuvaiyal : #Turai is called #spongegourd in English.
Inside it is same as ridge gourd  but the skin is dark green in color and softer than ridge gourd. Turai doesn't have ridges over the skin.


Koottu along with drum stick and brinjal, sambar and thuvaiyal can be prepared from this vegetable.
Here let me present the method of preparation of thuvaiyal.

Turai thuvaiyal


Ingredients :
Coconut scrapings                     : 2 tblsp
Turai                                         : 2
Red chilly                           : 2 ( adjust )
Black pepper                      : 4
Coriander seeds                  ; 10
Urad dhal                           : 2 tsp
Asafoetida powder              : 1/4 tsp
                            OR
Asafoetida                           : small piece
Ginger                                 : 1/2 inch piece
Tamarind                             : small piece ( adjust )
                              OR
Lemon juice                         : 1 tsp ( adjust )      
Oil                                      : 2 tsp
Salt to taste.

Method :
Cut turai into thin circular pieces.
Cut ginger into thin pieces.
Heat a kadai on slow flame with a tsp of oil.
First add red chilly and pepper.
Fry well and transfer onto a plate.
Now fry urad dhal till it turns into golden brown color.
Transfer onto the plate.
Now add ginger and saute till it gives out aroma then transfer to the same plate.
Now saute turai pieces and close with a lid. Cook till it becomes soft.
Let all the ingredients come to room temperature.
Now grind well using a mixer grinder.
Add 1/8 cup of water and make into a thick paste.
Transfer into a serving bowl.
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Goes well with white rice, idly, dosai and pongal also.
This thuvaiyal also tastes good with white rice also.

Note : can add a handful of fresh mint leaves or coriander leaves.

Other chutney varieties to try
Maangai spicy Chutney [ Raw mango spicy Chutney ]
Maangai spicy Chutney
Vengaya Chutney [ Onion Coconut Chutney ]
Onion Coconut
Chutney
Vengaya Sigappu Chutney [ Onion Red Chutney ]
Vengaya sigappu Chutney
Kadalai Chutney [ Peanut chutney ]
Kadalai Chutney [ Peanut chutney ]
Nellikkai peerkangkai chutney [ amla ridge gourd chtney ]
Nellikkai peerkangkai chutney