Peerkangai kootu recipe, ridge gourd kootu recipe
Peerkangai kootu recipe, ridge gourd kootu. A healthy and tasty south indian kootu made with peerkangai or ridge gourd, moong dal and ground coconut.
Ridge gourd is known as peerkangai in tamil, beerkaya in telugu and tori in hindi.
Peerkangai is very good for health. It has numerous health benefits. Peerkangai is extremely rich in dietary fiber and low in saturated fat.
You can make many recipes using peerkangai like peerkangai pal kootu, peerkangai kuzhambu, peerkangai peel chutney, peerkangai kootu etc. When you cook these recipes, make sure you do not waste the skin or peel of peerkangai. You can use the skin of peerkangai and make a yummy thogayal which goes well with steamed rice, dosa and idli.
Peerkangai kootu is very simple and easy to make. This recipe needs few ingredients only. You can serve peerkangai kootu with steamed rice and spicy side dish. I am sure your family will love this kootu.
How to make peerkangai kootu/ridge gourd kootu:
1. Grind coconut, red chillies, turmeric powder, cumin seeds and curry leaves coarsely. Set aside.
2.Pressure cook both channa dal and moong dal for three whistles. Once the pressure releases, open the cooker and mash the dal. Boil peerkangai in 2 cups of water.3. Once peerkangai turns soft, add peerkangai and salt to the mashed dal. Mix well. If you think dal is too thick, add little water.4. Add the ground mixture to the dal and mix well.5. Heat oil and then let mustard seeds splutter. Then add urad dal and curry leaves. Finally, add the seasoning to the kootu. Give a quick stir and switch off.Now, peerkangai kootu or ridge gourd kootu is ready! Serve hot with steamed rice and spicy poriyal.