Andhra Ridge gourd fry (Peerkangai poriyal)
Posted on August 26th, 2008 in Side dish by

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Ridge gourd fry, Peerkangai poriyal


  • Ridge gourd- 1
  • Onion- 1
  • Curry leaves- few
  • Mustard seeds and Urad dal- 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander seeds- 3 spoon
  • Cumin seeds- 1 1/2 spoon
  • Grated coconut- 4 or 5 spoon
  • Green chili- 1
  • Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
  • Red chili powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Oil and Salt- as required


  1. Remove Ridge gourd skin(You could make Chutney out of it).
  2. Cut Ridge guard and Onion into length wise.
  3. Heat little Oil in a pan. Fry Coriander seeds and Cumin seeds till it turns into dark in color.
  4. Grind fried itmes, Grated coconut and Green chili.
  5. Heat Oil in a pan. Add Mustard seeds and Urad dal, once it splutters add Onion and Curry leaves, fry till Onion becomes brown in color.
  6. Then add Ridge gourd, Ground items, Turmeric powder, Red chili powder and Salt. Cover with a lid. Cook till Ridge gourd turns into soft or till its cooked . If required add little water to cook. Don’t add too much of water.

Goes well with: Rice

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