Monday, September 29, 2014

Peerkangai Poriyal Recipe-Ridge Gourd Stir Fry-Ridge Gourd Recipes

Ridge gourd is known as Peerkangai in Tamil, Turai in Hindi and Beerakai in Telugu and peechinga in Malayalam. It is a good source of dietary fiber. It is great for weight loss as it is low in saturated fat, cholesterol and calories. It is also rich in vitamin C, zinc, thiamin, iron, riboflavin, magnesium and manganese. It is said to have cooling properties. Today we will learn how to prepare this very easy and simple stir fry with ridge gourd.

Peerkangai Poriyal-Ridge Gourd Stir Fry

Peerkangai Poriyal-Ridge Gourd Stir Fry

Peerkangai Poriyal-Ridge Gourd Stir Fry

 Prep Time : 5 mins
 Cook Time : 15 mins
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategorySide Dish-Curry
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Peerkangai-Ridge gourd -1/2 kg or 4 cups peeled and cubed
   Onion -1 big
   Green chilli - 4 slit
   Minced garlic - 3-4 cloves
   Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
   Salt needed
   Grated coconut -1/4 cup

   For the seasoning

   Oil -3 tsp
   Mustard seeds -1 tsp
   Curry leaves- few


Peel the skin of ridge gourd, remove the seeds and cut it into cubes. You can use the seeds if they are tender.


Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add finely chopped onions, slit green chilli, minced garlic and curry leaves. Saute until onion turns transparent.

Then add the chopped ridge gourd, turmeric powder and salt needed.

peerkangai curry

Cook covered on low flame stirring in between. This vegetable will ooze out water, so sprinkle water only if required while cooking.

Once the ridge gourd becomes tender and all the water evaporates, add grated coconut, mix well and remove from heat.

peerkangai stir fry recipe

Serve this simple peerkangai/ridge gourd curry with rice or roti.

More Ridge Gourd Recipes

Ridge gourd peel chutney

Ridge gourd dal

Ridge gourd thogayal

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  1. wow ...searching for this new recipe .. thanks .it looks great

  2. Hai, I'm a great fan of your blog. This poriyal came out really well. To match my family preference, instead of adding coconut, I added peanut powder and it was really yummy. Thanks for your 'Simple to Learn' Recipes. I read a lot of food blogs. But, when I have to try something new I always look up to your blog.

  3. Hi Padhu.I tried this recipie yesterday and it turned out very delicious.My hubby liked this recipie..a lot..Thanks for sharing this recipie.

  4. It came out so well this afternoon,thanks for all ur other recipes too!!😃

  5. Hi. It is so simple. Cooking made easy. Fantastic taste. I just mixed it with rice and ate. This is the first time I saw your recipes. Now I will look into your recipes first before I go else where. Thanks Prabhakar.

  6. I did this recipe last week..My husband finished that whole poriyal...

  7. Hi padhu. I made it yesterday to eat with rice. It turned out very well. Thank you for your lovely recipes. You have helped me learn to cook.

  8. I made it today it turned out very well thanks for this receipe


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