Peerkangai kootu recipe, ridge gourd kootu. A healthy and tasty south indian kootu made with peerkangai or ridge gourd, moong dal and ground coconut.
Pressure cook both channa dal and moong dal for three whistles. Once the pressure releases, open the cooker and mash the dal. Boil peerkangai in 2 cups of water.
Once peerkangai turns soft, add peerkangai and salt to the mashed dal. Mix well. If you think dal is too thick, add little water.
Add the ground mixture to the dal and mix well.
Heat oil and then let mustard seeds splutter. Then add urad dal and curry leaves. Finally, add the seasoning to the kootu. Give a quick stir and switch off.
Now, peerkangai kootu or ridge gourd kootu is ready! Serve hot with steamed rice and spicy poriyal.