HOW TO MAKE PEERKANGAI MASIYAL?
Peerkangai Masiyal – Ridge gourds and toor dal come together in this rustic curry.
What is Peerkangai Masiyal?
Peerkangai is ridge gourd. Ridge gourd is a water-rich vegetable that is mostly served during postpartum. While most people make Thogayal or Kootu with this, we enjoy this simple masiyal with hot rice and ghee.
This Peerkangai Masiyal also tastes great with Chapatis.
My love for ridge gourd is sort of invincible as you can see here. Very rarely, when i decide that its going to be rice for dinner, i prefer making simple dishes to go with hot steaming rice and then round it off with some curd rice. It s on one of those days that i made this simple mash or stew with ridge gourd. It doesnt call for fancy ingredients and can be made with whatever you have in the pantry. Well, you must have ridge gourds on hand of course. Any other vegetable cant be subbed in this recipe.
This masiyal goes very well with piping hot steamed rice, some poppadoms, and ghee. Or you can always make some Potato Okra Curry to go along with it. This recipe is just as forgiving as any other south indian recipe. You can easily double the ingredients, make it with or without garlic or use ghee instead of oil for tempering.
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Recipe For Peerkangai Masiyal
- Pressure cooker
- Pigeon peas toor dal 1/3 c
- Ridge gourd 2 medium peeled and cubed
- Garlic 4 to 5 cloves smashed lightly
- Green chilies 6 slip lengthwise
- Turmeric powder a pinch
- Oil 1 tbsp
- Mustard seeds 1 tsp
- Curry leaves a sprig
- Salt to taste
- Hing a small pinch
- To Garnish
- Coriander leaves 2 tbsp chopped finely
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Pressure cook the toor dal with turmeric along with 1 c of water till mushy.
- Once done, drain water and mash the dal thoroughly. You can use the drained water to make lemon rasam.
- Heat oil in a pan.
- Pop the mustard seeds, add hing, curry leaves and green chilies next.
- Once the green chilies begin to turn white, add the garlic cloves and cook till they turn a light brown.
- Add the ridge gourd next and cook till wilted.
- Now, add mashed dal and salt and mix well.
- Simmer for 2 to 3 mins on medium flame.
- Once done, garnish with coriander leaves.
- Let it cool a bit.
- Once cool, add the lemon juice and mix well.
- Serve hot with rice and any curry of your choice.
2. You can use ghee or clarified butter in the place of oil in this recipe.
3. Feel free to toss a shallot or two along with the garlic for a different version.
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