Peerkangai kootu | Ridge gourd kootu


Peerkangai kootu


Cuisine Style: Tamil Nadu, South India | Cooking Time: 10 minutes | To Serve: 4 | Take with: Rice | Type: Kootu

Ingredients

  • Ridge gourd [Peerkangai] – 1 cup [chopped]
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Red chilli powder – ¼ tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Bengal gram – 1 tbsp
  • Urad dal – ½ tbsp
  • Curry leaves -1 spring
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as needed

For grinding

  • Bengal gram – 1 tbsp
  • Coriander seeds – ½ tbsp
  • Coconut – 2 tbsp [grated]
  • Dry red chilli – 1 to 2
  • Water - 3 tbsp
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • *Heat oil in a pan roast Bengal gram, coriander seeds, coconut, dry red chilli. Add roasted ingredients in a mixer jar grind well with 3 tbsp of water.

Method

  • Heat oil in a pan add mustard seed & let its splutter. Then Bengal gram, urad dal & curry leaves.
  • Add chopped Peerkangai sauté. Then add turmeric, red chilli powder mix well.
  • Add salt, water mix well, cover lid & cook till soft.
  • Add ground paste mix well & let it thickens.
  • Then cut off heat & serve hot with rice.

How to make Peerkangai kootu- Stepwise Pictures

Heat oil in a pan add mustard & let its splutter. Then add bengal gram, urad dal sauteHeat oil in a pan add mustard & let its splutter. Then add bengal gram, urad dal saute

Add curry leaves, peerkangaiAdd curry leaves, peerkangai

Add salt, turmeric & red chilli powderAdd salt, turmeric & red chilli powder

Add water, cover it, cook till softAdd water, cover it, cook till soft

Grinding ingredients[ roasted dry red chilli, bengal gram, coriander seeds, & coconut]Grinding ingredients[ roasted dry red chilli, bengal gram, coriander seeds, & coconut]

Put above roasted ingredients in a mixie jar grind well with 4 tbsp of waterPut above roasted ingredients in a mixie jar grind well with 4 tbsp of water

Add freshly ground paste, mix well, & let it boil & thickensAdd freshly ground paste, mix well, & let it boil & thickens

Perfect stage, cut off heatPerfect stage, cut off heat

Ridge gourd kootu is ready. Serve hot with riceRidge gourd kootu is ready. Serve hot with rice


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