Peerkankai (Ridge gourd) kootu

Ingredients

  • Peerkankai ————————- 1
  • Raw peanuts ———————- 1/3 cup
  • Split green gram —————- 1/3 cup
  • Turmeric powder ————— 1/4 tsp
  • For Grinding
    • Grated coconut ————- 1/4 cup
    • Garlic cloves —————– 2
    • Cumin seeds —————– 1/2 tsp
    • Green chilies —————– 2
  • For seasoning
    • Cumin seeds —————– 1/4 tsp
    • Mustard seeds ————— 1/4 tsp
    • Dry chilies ——————— 4
    • Curry leaf ———————– 1 spring

How to make

  • Wash and remove the skin from the peerkankai (See the peerkankai chutney recipe for making chutney from the skin)
  • Dice the peerkankai into small pieces
  • In a pressure cooker add the diced peerkankai, peanuts, split green gram, turmeric powder, salt and little water
  • Place the cooker on the stove in medium heat
  • Wait for two whistles and switch off the stove
  • In the meantime, grind all the things in the grinding list with little water using a mixer / blender.
  • Make a medium fine paste
  • Once the pressure is released, open the cooker and pour the paste into the cooker
  • Cook for 5 more minutes in medium heat without closing the lid
  • Now do the seasoning
  • In a small pan add oil and keep in medium heat
  • Add the mustard seeds and once it crackles, add the cumin seeds, dry chilies and curry leaf
  • Pour this into the peerkankai kootu
  • Now it should be ready to serve

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