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Ridge Guard/Peerkangai Peel Chutney

This is my version of this chutney.

RidgeGuard Peel Chutney


Medium Peerkangai 2
Grated Coconut 2 tbsp
Urad Dal 2 tsp
Red Chilli 3

To Season:

Mustard Seeds, Urad Dal 1/2 tsp each
Red Chilli, broke into 3-4 pieces 1
Curry leaves (optional) Few


  1. Wash and peel the skin of peerkangai; chop them roughly.
  2. In a small pan add 1/2 tsp of oil; roast the urad dal and red chilli until the urad dal turns golden; keep this aside.
  3. In the same pan, fry the peerkangai peel on medium heat till it wilts – this would take approximately 3-5 mins.
  4. Grind this with the coconut, urad dal and red chilli with little water; transfer the ground chutney to a bowl.
  5. Heat oil in a pan, add the mustard seeds, urad dal, red chilli, curry leaves; Add this to the ground chutney.

Serve with idli or dosa.


Ambika’s Apple-Carrot-Ginger Chutney

I landed on Ambika’s blog when I was looking for a pizza dough recipe. I bookmarked her Apple-Carrot-Ginger Chutney recipe the moment I saw that on her blog. I did skip a couple of ingredients to suit my taste other than that I pretty much followed her recipe.


Medium Apple 2
Carrot, diced finely 1
Small Onion, chopped 1/2
Ginger, chopped 1 inch
Red Chilli flakes (optional) 1/2 tsp
Red Chilli powder 1 tsp
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Apple Juice (optional) 1/2 cup

To Season:

Mustard Seeds 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp
Urad Dal 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida a pinch


  1. Peel and core the apples; chop them finely.
  2. Heat oil in pan; add mustard seeds, urad dal, cumin seeds, asafoetida.
  3. Add the onion, ginger and fry for a minute.
  4. Now add the carrots into this and cook for a few minutes.
  5. Add the apples, turmeric, red chilli powder, salt and give a good stir; Add the apple juice now (if you are using).
  6. Turn down the heat to medium and cook for another 25 minutes; keep stirring once in a while.

I served this with Chapati. Me and my husband both liked it. I have saved some in the refrigerator to have with dosai tomorrow. For step by step pictures, please check here.


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