Peerkangai Kootu (Ridge Gourd Kootu)


2 Medium size Ridge Gourd
1/2cup Moong dal
1/4cup Thoor dal
1 Medium size Onion
1 Medium size Tomato
2 Green chillis
1/2tsp Cumin seeds
1tsp Coriander powder
1/2tsp Chilli powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1/4tsp Turmind concentrate
salt for taste


1. First fry the moong dal in a pressure pan for 5-6 mts & add the thoor dal combine both & pour 1 glass of water & pressure in to 1 whistle.

2. Cut the ridge gourd into round pieces & add the pieces,green chilli,turmeric powder,coriander powder,chill powder & salt to the dal & cook the dal till ridge gourd becomes soft.

3. Then,in a kadai heat the oil & put the cumin seeds & let them splutter.Add the chopped onion
& fry till golden brown & add the chopped tomato cook for 6-7 mts.

4. Now,add the dal to the kadai & cook for 10 mts i medium heat.Kutu is ready.

5. Serve the kutu with rice,roti & puri.

Tips:The dal should be half cooked.If it is over cooked it will become garvy not kootu.


Vidya said…
HI deepa, quick question, do you have it just rice or do you need anyother sided dish..also generall for kutus are all self-sufficient is it? My husband's from COimbatore and he craves TN food, me have only ltd recipes which I repeat..PLease let me know, thanks. Also, should I skin the ridge gourd so maybe just scale them off, or leave it as it is...what abt the seeds.. please let me knw....Take care, Happiness Vidya

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