Peerkangai Kadayal

 Peerkangai Kadayal 

Peerkangai Kadayal

A delicious healthy and traditional Tamil Nadu style side dish made with Peerkangai (Ridge gourd) , shallots and mildly spiced with green chillies .This Peerkangai Kadayal  is a perfect combination for idli, dosa, chapati and even rice.I have made this as a one pot recipe in pressure cooker. Check out how to make this yummy Peerkangai Kadayal recipe below.


Peerkangai-250 gms chopped 
Shallots-15 nos
Tomato-1-2 nos chopped 
Garlic-4 nos 
Green chillies-3-4 nos slit length wise
Tamarind extract-1/8-1/4 cup
Salt to taste 
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp 
Cumin seeds-1 tsp 
Red chillies-1-2 nos
Asafoetida-1/4 Tsp
Curry leaves and coriander leaves few
Oil -2 Tsps 

Recipe video 


👉Heat oil in a pressure cooker add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, red chillies, green chilies,curry leaves and allow it to splutter .Next add shallots and garlic sauté for a 2 minutes.

👉Add tomatoes and Peerkangai(ridge gourd) and sauté for a minute.

👉Add salt, turmeric powder, asafoetida and 3/4 cup of water just enough to cover the veggies and pressure cook for 3 whistles and switch off the gas allow pressure to subside completely.

👉Open the cooker and again switch on the gas then mash the Peerkangai well.

👉Add tamarind extract and allow the gravy to boil until desired consistency.

👉Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and switch off the gas .

👉Serve hot. 

Preparation time-20 mins

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