Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Beerakaya Kootu / Ridge Gourd Kootu

My mother preparing well. This is my favorite recipe. I learn from my mother.


Ridge gourd/Beerakaya – 1
(Cut into pieces)
Bengal gram/Senaga pappu – ¼ cup
(Soak in water for 2 hours)
Onion chopped – 1 big
Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
Green chillies chopped – 3
Red chilli powder – 2 tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Peanut /Pallilu powder – 2 tsp
Tamarind pulp thick – 2 tsp
Salt to taste

For tempering
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Urad dal – 1 tsp
Green chilli chopped – 4
Curry leaves – 10
Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
Oil – 2 tsp

  1. Heat oil in a pan and temper it.
  2. Add onion, chillies and fry until color change. Add ginger garlic paste and fry for 2 mins.
  3. Add beerakaya pieces, Senaga pappu and fry until cooked.  
  4. Add ½ cup water, tamarind pulp and mix for 3 mins.
  5. Add chilli powder, salt, coriander powder, peanut powder. Mix it for 2 mins.
  6. Serve with roti/rice.
Linking to:
Gayathri's WTML event hosted by Nivedhanams,
Cook Like Mom@Foodelicious.

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  1. Delicious kootu.. looks inviting!

  2. Always love the kootu. It has the nutrition from both vegetable and lentils

  3. Wish to try out rigid gourd once for myself :D

  4. hai shailaja...wonderful kootu recipe, just wanted to know does kootu include tamarind pulp? its new to me

  5. I haven't made anything with Ridge gourd this one looks delicious Shailaja.

  6. looks yum ! adding peanut powder is new to me :)

  7. very delicious and very tempting... love this yummy kootu!! Thanks for sending this yummy recipe to my event.. Looking for more yummy recipes...

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  8. Simple and tasty.
    Thanks for linking it to Cook Like Mom Event.


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