Peerkangai puzhi kuzhambu recipe | Ridge gourd curry

Peerkangai puzhi kuzhambu recipe | Ridge gourd curry is a side dish prepared with peerkangai, onion, garlic, tomato, sambar powder, tamarind paste and salt. You can also know about the health benefits of ridge gourd before cooking.

Botanical name :- Luffa

Peerkangai puzhi kuzhambu recipe – ingredients:-

  • peerkangai/ ridge gourd – 1/4 kg
  • onion – 1 (chopped)
  • garlic cloves/ poondu pal – 5 number
  • tomato – 1 (chopped)
  • sambar powder – 1.5 tsp Authentic Chettinad Sambar Powder Recipe
  • turmeric powder/ manjal thool – 1/4 tsp
  • tamarind paste / puzhi   – 1.5 tsp
  • salt – to taste
  • grated jaggery/ vellam – 1 tsp

Peerkangai puzhi kuzhambu recipe – seasoning ingredients:-

  • gingely oil – 2 tsp
  • mustard seeds/ kadugu – 1/2 tsp
  • urad dal/ ulundham paruppu – 1 tsp
  • asafoetida/ perungayam – pinch
  • curry leaves – few

Peerkangai puzhi kuzhambu recipe – Method of preparation:-

1. First of all cut peerkangai into 4 or five inch pieces.

2. Then remove the ridges at first and throw away.

Ridges removed which should be thrown out
Ridges removed which should be thrown out

3. Tgen scrap the skin and collect it in a bowl.

Scraped skin
Scraped skin

4. Chop it into one inch pieces and you can use this to prepare Peerkangai chutney.

Chopped skin used for preparing chutney
Chopped skin used for preparing chutney

5. Now chop the vegetable into small cubes.

Chopped peerkangai
Chopped peerkangai

Peerkangai puzhi kuzhambu recipe – Method of preparation:-

6. Also chop onions, garlic and tomatoes and collect together in a plate.

Peerkangai puzhi kuzhambu recipe | Ridge gourd curry - ingredients
Peerkangai puzhi kuzhambu recipe | Ridge gourd curry – ingredients

7. After that heat one tea spoon of oil in a fry pan and add mustard seeds and when it splutters add urad dal and asafoetida.

Seasoning in pan
Seasoning in pan

8. When it turns golden brown add curry leaves, chopped onions and garlic and fry.

Chopped onions and garlic added
Chopped onions, curry leaves and garlic added

9. When onions turn pale add chopped tomatoes. Stir well and close and cook in low flame for one minute.

Chopped tomatoes added
Chopped tomatoes added

10. When tomatoes become mushy, add chopped peerkangai and sauté.

Chopped peerkangai added
Chopped peerkangai added

Peerkangai puzhi kuzhambu recipe – Method of preparation:-

11. Again close and cook for two more minutes till it shrinks.

Peerkangai shrinked
Peerkangai shrinked

12. Now add one cup of water. Close and cook for five minutes until the vegetables becomes soft.

Water added
Water added

13. Finally add sambar powder, turmeric powder, salt and tamarind paste.

Sambar powder, turmeric powder, tamarind paste and salt added
Sambar powder, turmeric powder, tamarind paste and salt added

14. Mix well and add required water upto your needed consistency, close and cook for 5 minutes.

Again water added to kuzhambu
Again water added to kuzhambu

15. When kuzhambu becomes thick and oil separates, add greater jaggery and mix well.

Grated jaggery added
Grated jaggery added

16. Serve as side dish for rice

Peerkangai puzhi kuzhambu recipe | Ridge gourd curry
Peerkangai puzhi kuzhambu recipe | Ridge gourd curry

you can also prepare Ridge gourd kootu 

and Peerkangai masiyalwith ridgegourd.

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