Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Turai aur Moong ki Dal / Peerkangai Siru Paruppu Dal

Turai aur Moong ki Dal / Peerkangai Siru Paruppu Dal
Turai aur Moong ki Dal / Peerkangai Siru Paruppu Dal

I always make south indian style kootu with ridge gourd but for a change, this time i tried this recipe from Tarla Dalal's Cookbook.  I totally loved this dal which is enriched with cumin flavor. I have also added vadagam but this is an optional ingredient.
Ridge gourd is loaded with nutrition and it helps to reduce the fat and cholesterol. Its outer skin is also edible, yes you need not throw the peeled skin. You can prepare thogaiyal with its skin.

Turai aur Moong ki Dal / Peerkangai Siru Paruppu Dal

Turai aur Moong ki Dal / Peerkangai Siru Paruppu Dal


Ingredients :
  • 1 cup Siru Paruppu (split yellow gram / moong dal)
  • 1 Ridge gourd (Peerkangai / Turai) - peeled & chopped
  • 1 medium sized onion - finely chopped
  • 2 green chilies - chopped
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • asofoetida - a pinch
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp vadagam - optional
  • 5-8 curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander

Turai aur Moong ki Dal / Peerkangai Siru Paruppu Dal

Turai aur Moong ki Dal / Peerkangai Siru Paruppu Dal


Method :
  • Wash dal and pressure cook with 2 cup water for 3 whistles. Remove from the heat and once pressure settles, mash the dal and keep aside.
  • Heat 2-3 tsp oil in a pan or kadhai. Tamper mustard seeds, curry leaves and vadagam. Add chopped onions and green chilies. Saute a while.
  • Add grated ginger and cook for a minute on low flame. Add chopped ridge gourd and little salt. Add 1/4 cup water and cook on low flame for 2-5 mins.
  • Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, cumin powder and garam masala. Saute a while. Add asofoetida and mashed dal.
  • Mix well everything. Add 11/2 cup water and salt to taste. Add more water if needed and cook it covered on low flame for 10 mins. Garnish with chopped coriander and serve hot with rice or roti.

Turai aur Moong ki Dal / Peerkangai Siru Paruppu Dal

Turai aur Moong ki Dal / Peerkangai Siru Paruppu Dal


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23 comments:

  1. simple and comforting dhal.. I love it

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  2. u have very good collection of prop :) seriously rocking !

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  3. Very delicious, healthy and yummy dal Preeti, Love the clicks...

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  4. Wonderful Dal !! I do prepare curry from Turai peels...

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  5. Glad that you shared the picture of the gourd because at first I was wondering which one it can be. We get plenty of the gourd over and I just stir fry, also at time into a similar dish. This is much loved, for the flavors and tastes.

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  6. i love the flavors of vadagam in curries...this looks yummy

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  7. Simple & delicious curry it is :)

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  8. i prepare the same way ,but i add coconut too ....love u r click as all ways.

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  9. Wonderful curry PT. With some rice and some pickle; I would be happy!

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  10. Love your clicks.. The dal is healthy and delicious..

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  11. Moongdal and ridgegourd works wonder together, dal looks fingerlicking.

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  12. Loved your presentation dear. Yummy and healthy dal, a must try recipe.

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  13. simple yet comfort dal...haven;t tried ridge gourd this way..looks inviting, nice presentation as always PT :)

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  14. Yummy dal..lovely clicks..

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  15. Delicious peerkangi kootu,. you have lot of prop collection.

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  16. lovely clicks :) dal looks super delicious and love the combo :)

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  17. Curry looks yummy !!
    Lovely presentation :)

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  18. The rice covered with the sauce looks so delicious! I want to try some!

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  19. this was a regular on our hostel menu ! love this recipe !

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