Thursday, December 13, 2012

Perikangai (Ridge Gourd) Quick Sambar

This sambar can be prepared very fast and a tasty one. One of my friend told they use to do sambar with moong dal. I tried that with different combinations and it came out well.



Perkangai ( Ridge Gourd) chopped
1 cup
Onion chopped
¾ cup
Green chili
Tomato chopped
½ cup
Moong dal
2 Tbsp
Turmeric powder
¼ tsp
Sambar powder
2 tsp
Mustard seeds
1 tsp
Fenugreek seeds
½ tsp
Split urad dal
1 tsp
a pinch
Curry leaves



  1. Dry roast moong dal until nice aroma comes. In a pressure cooker add chopped onion, perkangai, tomatoes, green chili, turmeric powder and dal.
  2. Add water until everything immerse cook for 3-4 whistles, once the pressure released open and add chili powder, sambar powder and salt.
  3. Allow it to boil meantime in a pan splutter mustard seeds, asafetida, urad dal, fenugreek and curry leaves.
  4. Add this mixture to boiling sambar check salt and consistency. Wait for few minutes add cilantro and turn off the stove. Serve with Idli and dosa.
Note: Instead of perkangai you can add kathirikai(egg plant) also.

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