Tuesday, February 19, 2008

AFAM Announcement and Kadala Paruppu-Peerkangai kootu/Channa dal-Ridge gourd curry

Happy to know that AFAM is going on in full swing.I would like announce yet another host for AFAM.Archana of Archana's Kitchen will be hosting AFAM - Jul'08.I would like to welcome all who are intersted in hosting this event.

AFAM Update

Archana of Archana's Kitchen - JUL'08
Manju Mahadevan of Mirch Masala - AUG'08
Siri of Siri's corner - DEC'08

Kadala Paruppu-Peerkangai kootu/Channa dal-Ridge gourd curry


Kadala Paruppu/Channa dal - 1/2cup
Ridge gourd/Peerkangai - 1 medium sized (cut into snall pieces)
Kootu Podi - 2tsp
Turmeric Powder -1/4tsp
Red chillies - 4
Curry leaves - a few
Mustard seeds - 1/2tsp
Urad dal-1/2tsp
Asafoetida/Perungayam - 2 pinch
Oil - 2tsp
Salt - as needed


Boil channa dal with just enough water,salt and turmeic powder for upto 3 whistles in a pressure cooker.Now add the cut ridge gourd into this channa and cook upto another whistle in the cooker.In a pan, heat 2 tsp oil and add mustard seeds and urad dal.Now add red chillies, curry leaves.Once they are fired add the cooked dal and ridge gourd mixture.Finally add kootu podi and salt(if needed).Serve hot with rice.


Asha said...

I made Ridge gourd curry y'day!!:)

Usually I don't get that veg, bought it in Charlotte last week. Kootu sounds delcious, I will save it for next time!

sra said...

This is a famous dish in AP too, Maheswari!

Uma said...

Never tried ridge gourd like this. I bookmarked it.

Kalai said...

I usually use moong dal to make this kootu. Your version looks great, too! :)

Red Chillies said...

Chanadaal and ridgegourd is a new combination for me. I need so many daal recipes and I liked this one.

Lavanya Raj said...

i will try this..as it seams to be tasty. maheshwari i like your blog a lot..i have tried making parotta from your blog.

Sagari said...

this curry looks soo comforting


I love this curry with rice and ghee!! Looks delicious:)
In microwave you can try sooji upma in microwave oven--!!!:))

Kalai said...

Maheshwari, pls drop by my blog. There's a surprise waiting for you! :)

Ramki said...

Hi Maheswari,
Have blogged your Kootu as a model recipe in the 1001 Kootu cookbook at http://ramkicooks.blogspot.com/

/Thanks for the recipe

Siri said...

hi Maheshwari,

Just wanted to let u know that I am hosting AFAM for the month of November 2008 instead of December 2008 as mentioned in the blog. Thanks dear.


Madhuram said...

We also do kootu like this Maheswari. Recently I tried payasam with peerkangay. It was really very tasty. I have it in my blog.

Can I host AFAM for Jan 2009?

Madhuram said...

Is sept, oct, nov '08 still available? If it's open I can do it anytime that month also? If it's not available I will host in Jan '09.