5 Jan 2014

Peerkangai Kootu Recipe / Ridge Gourd Kootu Recipe

This is a vegetable that I have mostly ignored my whole life! But I have lately come to find out that this is a very healthy vegetable with loads of health benefits. Do google it if your interested. 
It is also easy to make and tastes great with rice. Today we made it n our house and I'm sharing it with you all.
You can make this kootu with kadalai paruppu or moong dal. My mum makes it with kadalai paruppu but I prefer to use moong dal.

Peerkangai Kootu

Preparation time - 10mins | Cooking time - 15 mins | Serves - 3

  • Peerkangai -  1.5 cups
  • Onion - 1 medium
  • Moong dal - 1/4 cup
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Sambar powder - 1 tsp
  • Green chilli - 2
  • Oil - 2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Mustard seed - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Coriander leaves - few chopped
Peerkangai Kootu

1. Peel the peerkangai and cut it into cubes. Soak the moong dal for 30 mins. 

2. In a kadai, add oil. Once the oil is hot add mustard seeds, urad dal, cumin seeds and curry leaves.

3. Once the mustard seed splutter add onions and green chillies and saute for a few mins. 
4. When the onions are translucent add the turmeric powder, sambar powder and salt. Mix well.

5. Add the peerkangai and moong dal and mix well.
6. Pour half a cup of water and close the lid. Allow it to cook for 10 - 15 minutes.

7. Once done, add some chopped coriander leaves and switch off.

Peerkangai Kootu

1. You can add some ginger and garlic too.

Until next time,
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