Peerkangai Kootu Recipe

 
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Peerkangai Kootu
  • Chef: Ashwin Rajagopalan
  • Recipe Servings: 2
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

Peerkangai (ridge gourd) kootu is a common dish in Tamil Nadu. This dish combines moong dal with ridge gourd. It's a great accompaniment with rice and rasam. It can also be eaten along with rotis.

Ingredients of Peerkangai Kootu

  • 250 gm ridge gourd, peeled and chopped
  • 150 gm moong dal
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • ½ cup of grated coconut
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 2 dried red chillies
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp ground pepper
  • A few sprigs of curry leaves
  • A pinch of asafoetida

How to Make Peerkangai Kootu

  • 1.1. Boil the ridge gourd separately in a small quantity of water with turmeric and salt.
  • 2.2. Pressure cook the dal separately.
  • 3.3. Fry red chillies and urad dal in coconut oil (small quantity) till they turn golden brown.
  • 4.4. Add the coconut, pepper, jeera and curry leaves and stir fry. Cool it down and grind it to a coarse paste.
  • 5.5. Bring all the ingredients together and stir fry (add water if required).
  • 6.6. Temper the mustard, urad dal, asafoetida and curry leaves in coconut oil and add it to the mixture.

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