RIDGE GOURD (PEERKANGAI) WITH CHANA DAL
A simple recipe with ridge gourd and chana dal. Always vegetables when combined with dals , makes it healthy and nutritious. This is a tasty and healthy recipe that goes well with rice or roti's.
For this recipe you need
- 2 medium sized ridge gourd
- 1 cup of chana dal
- 1/2 tsp. of turmeric powder
- 1 tbsp. of fresh grated coconut
- 1 medium sized onion
- 1 tsp. of mustard and urad dal
- A pinch of asafoetida
- A sprig of curry leaves
Peel the spin and wash the ridge gourd. Cut them into small cubes.
Pressure cook chana dal with little water and turmeric powder.
Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seed, when it stops spluttering add urad dal , followed by asafoetida and curry leaves. Saute for a min.
Add chopped onions and fry them until they turn translucent, now add the cubed ridge gourd ,saute it .
When the ridge gourd gets cooked add the chana along with salt and mix them gently.
Finally add the grated coconut and remove from heat.
Delicious and nutritious Ridge Gourd with Chana dal is ready to be served.......
Serve it with rice or Chapathi and enjoy :)
Don't throw away the peeled skin, we are going to prepare a nice tangy thuvaiyal from it. Coming up Next!!!!!!!
Don't overcook the chana dal.
I have omitted chillies in this recipe, if you need you can add red chillies at the the time of sauteing the seasoning ingredients.
I have added grated coconut , you can grind it with 2 green chillies and a tsp. of cumin seeds. Add them along with chana dal. A delicious Kootu is ready :)