Thursday, February 17, 2011

Ridge gourd gravy/பீர்கங்காய் கூட்டு


Ridgegourd/Peerkangai - 1
Onion- 1/2 (chopped fine)
Tomato- 1 big
Green chillies- 4 or 5
Garlic-1-3 cloves
Moong dal - 1 cup
Coconut- 1/4 to 1/2 cup
Jeera seeds - 1 and 1/2 tsp
Red chilli-1
Salt - as reqd

  • Wash and cook moong dal with enough water and turmeric, onions, chillies and add tomatoes .
  • You can either steam cook it moong dhall  with Onion,Tomoto,Green Chilli,Garlic and turmeric for 1 whistle in cooker
  • Next grind coconut and jeera with some water to a fine paste.
  • Meanwhile scrap out the skin off the ridgegourd.(You can  use it to make a thuvayal/chutney.)
  • Add to the cooked dhall .Cut the gourd into small pieces and boil it with very little water(if needed) and salt.
  • The gourd cooks very fast so don't boil for long and make it mushy.
  • Finally add the ground coconut and bring it to a boil.
  • Next heat oil in the kadai and splutter mustard seeds, urad dal and jeera ,red chilli,curry leaves. 
  • Add salt and mix well.
  • Serve it with rice or roti. It tastes just great.


  1. Perfect kootu, love ridge gourd in any form...

    I even loved ur plantain flower cutlet...looks cute and inviting

  2. My fav. vegetable ...Thanks for dropping by in ur recp. blog...happy to follow you ..

  3. I make only thogayal/ kootu is new to me. bookmarked . thnx for the recipe.. Iam new to ur blog. went thro the recipes. all r really good :)Keep up ur good work :)