March 22, 2015

Peerkangai Paal Kootu (Ridgegourd in Coconut Milk)

A mouthwatering side dish for Rice, Idiyappam, Roti and Idli. A delicious method of cooking Ridge gourd simmered with onions, tomatoes, mild spices and coconut milk. An aromatic side dish that everyone loves....




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Ingredients needed for Peerkangai Pal Kootu:


Serves four people


 

 

 





Peerkangai (Ridge gourd) 2 or 3

Finely chopped onions 2

Finely chopped tomatoes 1 or 2

Slitted green chillies 2

Red chillies 2

Thick Coconut milk 200 ml

Salt to taste

Mustard seeds, urad dal and cumin seeds for seasoning

Curry leaves


How to make Peerkangai Paal Kootu:


Remove the skin of the Ridge gourd and cut them into small pieces.

Heat a pan with 2 tb spoons of oil

Add the seasoning items. After they splutter add the red chillies and green chillies.

Now fry the onions till the colour changes.

Then add the tomatoes and fry well till they become pulpy.

Add the veggies now with required salt and mix well.

Add 2 cups of water and allow the vegetable to boil for 5 to 7 minutes closing the pan.

Once the vegetables become soft add the coconut milk and switch off the stove immediately.

Garnish with curry leaves.



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