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.