Saturday, April 7, 2012

Ridge Gourd Dal-Peerkangai Dal Recipe

Ridge gourd is known as peerkankai in tamil, beerkaya in telugu and tori or turai in Hindi. I have said several times that dal is my comfort food all year round and this dal is no exception. Whenever I buy Ridge gourd, mostly I end up preparing this dal. You can use the skin of this vegetable to prepare peerkangai thol thuvayal ( thogayal). Today let us learn how to prepare dal with ridge gourd.

Ridge Gourd DalHow to make Ridge gourd Dal

Prep time - under 15 mins
Cook time - under 15 mins
Serves -3-4

Ingredients needed

Ridge gourd -1/2 kg (1 1/2 cups peeled and chopped)
Tur dal - 1/4 cup
Moong dal - 1 tbsp (or you can skip moong dal and use 1/3 cup of tur dal )
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Ghee - 3 tsp or (1 tsp oil + 2 tsp ghee )
Salt as required

Tadka /Seasoning

Mustard seeds- 3/4 tsp
Cumin/Jeera seeds -1 tsp
Urad dal (split) - 3/4 tsp
Red chilli - 1
Hing - a pinch
Green chilli -1 finely chopped
Ginger - 1 tbsp finely chopped
Curry leaves - few

Preparation

Wash, peel the skin and chop ridge gourd into medium sized pieces.

Pressure cook tur dal+ moong dal till soft and mushy. Check out how to cook dal if required.

Keep all the ingredients needed for seasoning ready.

Method

Cook chopped ridge gourd in less water adding salt and a pinch of turmeric powder till soft.

Add cooked dal to it and bring it to boil. You can add water to adjust the consistency of the dal as required.

Heat ghee in a pan, add mustard seeds and jeera seeds, when it splutters, add urad dal, red chilli and hing. When dal turns golden brown, add ginger, green chilli and curry leaves. Saute for a few minutes and pour it over the dal. Check for salt.

Serve piping hot with rice or roti.

North Indian Thali (menu)

A delicious and simple North Indian Menu

Lunch#5


Chapati
Ridgegourd dal
Rice /chawal
Tindora subzi
Dahi /curd
Achar / Pickle (not in the pic)

Meet you all with more interesting recipes and tips.

22 comments:

  1. thats a lovely looking dal recipe. thanks for sharing.

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  2. dal is looking perfect. I never get tired of any kind of dal.

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  3. very healthy recipe.. i like dal recipes.. thanks for sharing..

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  4. That was really yummy... Ur thali makes me hungry...

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  5. The north indian thali looks so tempting and I love the idea of peerkangai in dal...but only thing that scares me off is that the vegetable is very sweet sometimes but its a definite recipe to try. I'll let you know how I liked it once I try this recipe. Jayanthi (wwww.sizzlingveggies.com)

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  6. Healthy recipe and well showcased/served !

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  7. wow delicious and comfort recipe,luks yum...

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  8. lOVELY PLATTER LOOKS HEALTHY N DECLIIOUS....

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  9. Super comforting dal,would love simply with rice and papads..

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  10. Thali looks inviting and the dal sounds very comforting!

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  11. Nice dal curry..tempting thali :)

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  12. lovely thali and i love this dal too! We make it sometime...

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  13. well , you have explained every thing clearly thanks for every thing ...!!!
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  14. I tried this n my toddler loves it .... Thank u ☺

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  15. It would be more easier for beginners like me if you are more specific as to the measurement of the cup .(For dal )

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    1. I have given cup measurements. I use these standard measuring spoons and cups for all my recipes.

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  16. I like most of your recipies... confidently can try them.. thank you..

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  17. In the line 'When dal turns golden brown,' is it mentioned about dal or seasoning ?

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    1. Thariq - I am mentioning about the urad dal in the seasoning in that paragraph.

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