Monday, October 12, 2015

Ridge gourd kootu | Peerkangai kootu

Ridge gourd is a versatile vegetable , you can make kootu or thogaiyal with this and also it's rich in dietary fiber,so it's good to use this vegetable regularly in our regular diet.

Peerkangai Kootu

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 20 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Side dish | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Ridge gourd / Peerkangai - 1/2 cup chopped
Moong Dal - 2 tbsp
Green chili - 1 no
Asafoetida powder - a pinch
Coconut - 1 1/2 tbsp (optional)
Coriander leaves - few
Salt to taste
To Temper
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard & urad dal - 1/4 tsp
Pearl onions - 2 nos(finely chopped)
Curry leaves - few

Peel the ridge gourd and remove the seeds in the middle and then chopped them into small pieces.Heat a kadai with 1/2 cup of water, add the moong dal along with asafoetida powder & green chili.Once the dal is half cooked , add the ridge gourd.Once the ridge gourd is cooked, add the salt & coconut, mix it well. Then temper the ingredients listed under "To Temper" and add into the kootu .Finally add the coriander leaves and switch off the flame.Tasty Peerkangai Kootu is ready.

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