Friday, 26 April 2013

Peerkangai Poriyal / Ridge Gourd Fry

This is very easy and simple recipe and gets done in few minutes. This goes well with rasam, and curd rice.Ridge gourd is low in saturated fat and cholesterol, high in dietary fibre, vitamin C, riboflavin, zinc, thiamin, iron, magnesium and manganese.It has excellent cooling properties and good for eyes and skin.Now to the recipe...

Ingredients :

Ridge gourd / Peerkangai
Red chilli powder
2 tsp
Turmeric powder
½ tsp
Grated Coconut
2 tbsp
Channa dal
1 tsp
Curry leaves
1 sprig
Mustard seeds
1 tsp
2 tbsp

Steps :

  1. Scrape the outer ridges slightly (do not scrape all the skin - just remove the sharp edges) and wash the gourd and slit into lengthwise and remove the seeds and cut into small pieces.
  2. Heat oil in pan add mustard seeds,channa dal,curry leaves fry for 3 sec and add sliced onions fry till transparent.
  3. Add the chopped gourd and give a stir then add turmeric powder,chilli powder and salt mix well.
  4. Cover and cook in medium flame for 20 minutes, mix every 2-3 minutes.No need to add water as the vegetable will leave enough water by itself. Cook till turns soft then add grated coconut and give stir for 2 mins and switch off the stove.
  5. Serve hot with sambar or rasam rice..

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  1. Wow ! Looks soooooooo inviting !

  2. My favorite , but we won't add coconut saran

  3. easy and flavorful recipe. ll try soon:)

  4. lovely poriyal,perfect with rice and rasam.

  5. Very very lovely and delicious, I just love peerkangai. Thanks alot for sharing

  6. Healthy dish Saranya.. Looks delicious :-)

  7. Yummilicious ridge gourd curry. Will try soon dear.

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  9. very healthy veggie.. lovely preparation..

  10. Love this poriyal, can have simply with rice and papads.

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  12. Wow..this is our family favorite!


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