Peerkangai Kootu Recipe | Ridge Gourd Stew Recipe
Peerkangai (Ridge Gourd) Kootu is made by cooking the vegetable in the dal & coconut mixture. This is easy to make and also very tasty. It's rich in dietary fiber,so it's good to use this vegetable regularly in our regular diet.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 4 people
- 250 grams Ridge Gourd (Peerkangai)
- ½ tsp Turmeric Powder
- 1 tsp Salt adjust to your taste
- ¼ cup Moong dal 1 cup = 250 ml
- 2 tbsp Grated Coconut
- 1 tsp Peppercorns
- ½ tsp Cumin Seeds
- 1 tsp Cooking Oil
- 1 tsp Split Urid Dal
- 1 nos Red Chili
- Few Curry leaves
Remove the seeds and finely chop the Ridgegourd. If the Ridgegourd is tender, we can also include the seeds as they would be very tender.
Take the chopped Ridgegourd in a vessel and add salt and turmeric and pressure cook it. Allow 2-3 whishles.
Also pressure cook the moong dal
Grinding the Coconut Paste
Making of the Kootu
Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds starts to sputter, add urid dal and fry till the dal turns golden brown color. Add the broken red chilli and curry leaves and fry for 10 seconds.
To this add the cooked Ridgegourd and mix well. Adjust the salt if needed.
Next, add cooked and mashed dal and mix well.
Then add ground paste and stir well
Allow the stew to boil for 5 minutes and remove from flame. Add a teaspoon of coconut oil and some tore curry leaves and stir well
Serve this yummy Peerkangai Kootu (Ridge Gourd Stew) with hot boiled rice and slurp!
Serving: 1cup | Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1.6g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 224mg | Potassium: 589mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 5.1g