This chutney is absolutely delicious. Though classified under chutneys, this vegetable chutney is eaten with plain hot rice drizzled with a few drops of melted ghee and makes a meal by itself. Turai or ridge gourd is cooked with tomatoes, tempered with mustard, green chillies, garlic and curry leaves and then puréed to get a smooth and tasty chutney. The South Indians use the peel of ridge gourd to make a chutney too! You can use gingelly or sesame oil in this recipe to enhance its South Indian flavours.