Peerkan Kootu

Peerkan Kootu

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Ridge Gourd / Peerkangai – cooked along with Dal, tastes yummy for rice & chapathi.

Servings: 4 Persons


Ridge Gourd – ¾kg (Chopped)

Moong Dhal – ¼ cup (Manjal Udaitha Paasi Paruppu)

Thoor Dhal – ¼ cup (Thuvaram Paruppu)

Green Chillies – 4 nos

Onion – 1no – Chopped

Tomato – 1no – Chopped

Mustard – ¼tsp

Turmeric powder – ¼tsp

Curry Leaves – 1 sprig

Coriander leaves – 1 Sprig, Chopped

Asafoetida – 2 pinches

Salt – to taste

Oil – 1tsp

Ghee – 1tsp (Optional)


Peel off skins of ridge gourd; (you can use the skin to prepare Chutney, click here for recipe)

Pressure cook Dhal, keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan, add mustard, wait till it crackers. Add Curry leaves & Onion, Saute for a minute in medium flame.

Add vegetable, Tomato, Green Chillies, Asafoetida with water & turmeric powder, cook for 10 minutes, close with a lid.

Add the dhal to the vegetable, add Coriander leaves & mix salt.  Cook for another 5 minutes.


Dole out hot yummy Peerkan Kootu with hot rice or with Chapathi. Add ghee before serving, if you like to.

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