Ridge Gourd Poriyal (Peerkan Poriyal)

Ridge Gourd Poriyal (Peerkan Poriyal)

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Peerkangai is also known as Luffa acutangula / turiya / turai / beerakai / dodka / ridge gourd. This vegetable has an excellent medical benefits; Excellent blood purifier, Beneficial for diabetes, Aiding weight loss, Good for stomach, Fortifying the immune system.

Servings: 4 Persons


Ridge Gourd – 1 kg

Mustard – ¼tsp

Urad Dal – ¼tsp

Green chillies – 3 nos, slitted

Onion – 1, chopped

Turmeric powder – 3 pinches

Salt – to taste

Oil – 1tsp

Garlic – 6 cloves, crushed (Optional)

Ginger – 1 inch, chopped finely (Optional)


Peel off skins of the vegetable. Chop small.

(PS: This skin can be used to prepare Chutney. Click here for recipe.)

Heat oil in a pan, add mustard & dal, wait till mustard splutters.

Add green chillies & onions, saute well. (add optional garlic/ginger here)

Add ridge gourd, turmeric powder and salt, mix well.

Reduce the flame to low, Cover it with a lid, cook for 10-25 minutes, mixing often. Do not add water.


Dole out yummy Peerkangai poriyal, tastes good with rice.

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