Thursday, May 15, 2014

Peerkangai Pasiparuppu kootu/ Ridge gourd Side dish /Side dish recipes

Last year we planted some veggies in our yard...We got so many ridge gourd...Home grown veggies have a special taste...They were so sweet and we enjoyed many ridge gourd dishes(MIL was with me then...)...will soon post other dishes with ridge gourd...This kootu goes well as side dish for rice... We also have this with chappathis...that way also it tasted good...Here's the recipe..


Ridge Gourd/Peerkangai1 medium
Moong dhal2 tblsp
Turmeric powder1 tsp
Saltto taste
To grind

Coconut1/8 cup
Green chillies
Jeera2 tsp
To Temper

Mustard1 tsp
Urad dal1 tsp
oil1 tsp
Curry leaves1 sprig

Take moong dhal with little water and add the chopped ridge gourd pieces to it....

Add turmeric powder and salt...Don't add much water...Totally 1/4 cup water is enough...Pressure cook for 1 whistle and in simmer for 5 minutes....Grind coconut,green chillies and jeera into a smooth paste....

Add the ground coconut to the boiled ridge gourd...Mix well  and give it a boil...

Check for salt and temper with mustard, urad dal and curry leaves....

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