Ridge Gourd (Peerkankai) Dhal


  • Ridge Gourd (Peerkankai) – 2 to 3 Nos
  • Green Gram Dhal – 1/2 cup
  • Turmeric Powder – a pinch
  • Green Chillies – 2 to 3
  • Salt – 1/2 teaspoon or as per taste
  • For seasoning:
  • Oil – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Mustard – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Jeeragam (Cumin) – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Curry leaves – few


  1. Remove the skin from the Ridge Gourd and cut it into small cubes.
  2. Wash green gram dhal (Payatham paruppu) and put it in a pressure cooker. Add ridge gourd pieces, green chillies slit into two and a pinch of turmeric powder. Add sufficient water to cover the vegetables and pressure cook for two whistles.
  3. Open the cooker after few minutes. Add salt and mash it.
  4. Season it with mustard, cumin and curry leaves.
  5. Serve with hot rice.


  1. Daily I visit your site and is very useful.

  2. Hi Ms. I have tried this menu. Its comes out very well but got bitter taste. Any idea ?

    • Normally ridge gourd will not be bitter. I am not sure where you reside and bought the ridgegourd. May be the variety of ridge gourd you bought is bitter type gourd.

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