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

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

For seasoning:-

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

Method:-

1. Cut peerkangai into 4 or five inch pieces.

2. Remove the ridges at first and throw away.

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

3. Scrap the skin.

Scraped skin
Scraped skin

4. Chop it into one inch pieces and you can use this to prepare chutney. See Peerkangai Chutney recipe | Ridgegourd

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

5. Chop the vegetable into small cubes.

Chopped peerkangai
Chopped peerkangai

6. Chop onions, garlic and tomatoes and collect together.

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

7. Heat 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.

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

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

Chopped tomatoes added
Chopped tomatoes added

10. Now add chopped peerkangai and sauté.

Chopped peerkangai added
Chopped peerkangai added

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

Peerkangai shrinked
Peerkangai shrinked

12. Now add a cup of water. Close and cook for five minutes until it becomes soft.

Water added
Water added

13. Now 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, 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. 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 masiyal recipe

 

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