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Sunday, November 27, 2011

RIDGE GOURD WITH CHANA DAL


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
  • Salt
For Seasoning
  • 1 tsp. of mustard and urad dal
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • A sprig of curry leaves
Preparation

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!!!!!!!

Note:

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 :)

37 comments:

Prathibha said...

This is always a lovely combo..looks yumm

Chandrani said...

Very healthy combo curry..

kitchen queen said...

delicious kootu.I too make it the same way with an addition of moong dal also.

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Nice recipe...love this combo...looks yummy.

Reva said...

This is a classic combination... love to have it with some steaming rice and sambhar..:)
Reva

Babli said...

Wonderful recipe. Looks yummy and healthy.

Kaveri said...

Love this yummy kootu any day! Very nicely made

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Priya said...

Love this delicious kootu,simply with rice and lemon pickle.

hemalata said...

One of my favorite curry,looks very tasty.

Nandini said...

Nice combo! It is perfect with rasam rice!

Sushma Mallya said...

What a healthy combo, looks yummm:)

Priti said...

Always love this combo ...yum ..

Prathima Rao said...

Healthy combo!!!!
Prathima Rao
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Anjali Shukla said...

This is an entirely new combination for me, though we do make bottle-gourd with chana dal but ridge-gourd is just so new... :)

Prabha R said...

very healthy combination, looks awesome!!

Hari Chandana said...

very healthy and delicious combination.. looks yummy !!
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divya said...

Wonderful recipe. Looks yummy and healthy.

Swathi said...

Healthy and delicious chana dal . Amma used to make it.

Padhu said...

Simple and comforting

faseela said...

luks yummy.....lovely combo

zareena said...

Lovely and delicious curry. Very tempting too.

themustardseed said...

This is one of my favorite vegetable/dal combination. I like your version with coconut in it. Looks very nice.

Kanchana Radhakrishnan said...

nice receipe.

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Biny Anoop said...

my mummy makes it and i love it

Meenal Mehta said...

Hello Aruna ..first time on my blog..loved your blog and the recipe.One of my favorites. Hope to hear back from you on my blog as well:)

Tina said...

nice combo....looks yummy..

asiya omar said...

simply superb.

Pushpa said...

Yummy and perfect dal.

Santosh Bangar said...

i oftenly make it my fav. looking inviting

sangeeta said...

This is a traditional combination in North India too but cooked differently. Liked your version.

M D said...

Kootu looks great!

Francesca said...

I saw this vegetable in India but I never knew how to cook it. Great post!

Anonymous said...

Looks so yummy and I just simply love ridgegourd very much...

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Anu said...

healthy dish. looks very nice. Thanks for ur nice words. Happy following u too............

vidhas said...

love this kootu.

Amina Khaleel said...

fabulous combination... delicious and healthy..