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 :)
Aruna Manikandan

I am a passionate cook and love to experiment various cuisines , in my kitchen. This blog is my humble attempt to register a copy of recipes that I learn and try . Feel free to experiment with my recipes and adjust accordingly to suit your taste and requirements.Hope you enjoy :)

37 Comments

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  1. This is always a lovely combo..looks yumm

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

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

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

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  5. Wonderful recipe. Looks yummy and healthy.

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

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  7. One of my favorite curry,looks very tasty.

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  8. Nice combo! It is perfect with rasam rice!

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  9. What a healthy combo, looks yummm:)

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  10. Healthy combo!!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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

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  12. very healthy combination, looks awesome!!

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  13. very healthy and delicious combination.. looks yummy !!
    Indian Cuisine

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  14. Wonderful recipe. Looks yummy and healthy.

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

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  16. Lovely and delicious curry. Very tempting too.

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

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  18. Very nice combination.Its my first time at your blog. You have a lovely space here. Will be a regular. Am following you.
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  19. 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:)

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  20. i oftenly make it my fav. looking inviting

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

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

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

    Taste of Saras Kitchen

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

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  25. fabulous combination... delicious and healthy..

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