Mar 27, 2008

Puliparuppu and Ridgegourd / Peerkangai kootu

Puliparuppu was introduced to me by my Grandma..I have nt had this earlier at any other place..She had given me the recipe and it came out really well..I prepared it along with peerkangai kootu and it goes well along with potato fry too..



Toor dhall - 1 cup
Onion - 1/2 small sized
Tamarind - about the size of a lemon
Red chillies - 3 or 4 according to your spice level
Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
Urad dhall - 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste


Pressure cook the dhall along with enough water and a pinch of turmeric in a pressure cooker until you get two whistles..
Meanwhile, soak the tamarind in half a cup of warm water for ten minutes and strain to get the liquid.
Once the dhall gets cooked, mash it well with a ladle and add salt.
Also add the tamarind juice obtained.
In a vessel do the seasoning with the mustard,urad dhall and red chillies..Then add the chopped onions and saute till they turn translucent.
Add the seasoning to the dhall and cook it for two minutes..
Serve hot with rice..

Ridgegourd / Peerkangai kootu


Ridgegourd - 2
Moong dhall - 1/2 cup
Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
Urad dhall - 1 teaspoon
Red chillies - 1

To grind
Coconut - 1/2 cup
Cumin / Jeera seeds - 2 teaspoons
Green chillies - 2


Peel the ridgegourd and cut the pulp into small pieces..
Half cook the moong dhall along with water.
Then add the cut ridgegourd pieces and cover and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
Do not add water for cooking as the vegetable already contains water.
Grind the coconut, jeera seeds and green chillies into a smooth paste and add to the cooked ridgegourd and mix well..cook for one more minute.
Season it with mustard,urad dhall and red chillies..
Serve with rice or chapathis.

This is my entry for Weekend Herb Blogging hosted by Kalyn of Kalyn's Kitchen



  1. Divya konjam gap vidunga:)))daily ippadi kalakikitae irundha eppadi?nanga ellam pavam illa:))so so yummmmmmmmmm

  2. Dhivya,Your kootu looks yummy..Nice picture too..I make kootu the same way but has more of Dal..Thanks for sharing

  3. Ada dada Enna Div, Dhiv sonna matiri Gap Dear :) Kidding keep rolling like that ur kootu is so lovely and puliparuppu 2 :)

  4. Thanks niya and Rupa for ur comments..

    Dhivya and cham- neenga rendu perum thaan supr super dish laam panni kalakreenga..Naangalaam beginner thaan :)

  5. wonderful dishes. delicious, divya!

  6. Puli paruppu is new to me but it sounds delicious.. and the combination with peerkangai kootu - perfect.

  7. Nice idea of making kootu with peerkangai..

  8. Both dishes look great though it will take time for me to remember them :)

  9. never tried puliparrapu though it looks similar to khatti dal madein north.peerkankai kootu is all time favourite...lovely dishes...thanks for sharing

  10. This is a new recipe... nice phtos..

  11. Puliparuppu is new to me.kootu is yummy

  12. It looks very tasty. I love the flavor of tamarind, so I'm guessing I will like this. Great photos too.


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