Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Berakaya Pesarapappu (Ridgegourd with moongdal)


Ingredients
2 cups ridgegourd cubes ( berakaya)
3/4 cup pesarapappu (moongdal)
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmuric powder
1 tsp coriander powder
4 tbs oil
4 garlic cloves
1/2 cup onion ( chopped)
1 tsp cumin and musturd seeds
1/2 cup tomato ( chopped)
salt
2 tbs cilantro
2 dry red chillis
2 cups water
Method
wash moongdal and keep aside ( no need of soaking)
Take pressure cooker heat oil add cumin seeds,musturd seeds,redcillis and garlic
fry for 1 min then add remaining ingredients chopped onions,tomatoes ,
ridgegourd ,salt ,turmuric,redchilli powder,coriander powder ,cilantro and moong dal fry everything for 3 to 4 min then add 2 cups water and pressure cook until 2 wistles.
Done serve hot with roti

26 comments:

Asha said...

Love your new look of your blog, I forgot to say last time!:))
Ridge gourd and moong dal is a great combo, looks yum!

Sagari said...

thank u ashaji

Kalai said...

I usually make kootu with ridgegourd and moong dal. This looks refreshingly different. Nice one, Sagari! :)

Rosie said...

ooooh I just love this sargi it looks so tempting i want to eat it right now!!

Rosie x

Mythreyee said...

Ridgegourd is one versatile veggie. Great recipe thats healthy.

manju said...

Aloha, Sagari,
I've been planning to cook moong dal (here it's called mung beans) all week, but I only know Filipino recipes. I have both the dal and a bottle gourd right now, so I think I'm going to try this recipe tonight!

I've looked at some of your lovely baked delicacies, as well. You're a great baker. I'm going to try your sponge cake recipe soon, too. Your black forest was quite beautiful and authentic-looking -- it was my favorite cake when we lived in Germany!

Hope you're staying warm! Thanks for your visit to my site -- now I've found a recipe for dinner, too! ; )

Laavanya said...

I've been wanting to try a dhal recipe with ridgegourd ever since I saw it on Indira's blog. Your versions looks great too! :)

remya said...

thats sounds delish...i havent tried ridgegourd yet....

KALVA said...

Nice one dear.. love ridgegourd any which way!!

DEEPA said...

wow!!excellent combhination ....must have tasted great with chapati !!!!

vimmi said...

Hi Sagari,

I make the same with kala chana, very similar to ur recipe. ill try it with moong dal next time.

Uma said...

looks so lovely

Meera said...

looks delicious, sagari.

masalamagic said...

Beerkaya with pesarapappu is a unique combo - never trie dit -it looks delicious!

Mansi Desai said...

that's a different combo! I don't like ridge gourd personally, but I like the spices in your dish:)

Dhivya said...

yuumy..

Richa said...

ridge gourd & moong, yummm!
ur roti looks so good

Thanu said...

Hey Sagari,I have been so irregular with blogging offlate due to several factors, I am happy to be back. The combo of moong and ridge gourd seems good. I better check out all your other posts that i have missed:)

Homecooked said...

Hmmm....looks yummy.Never tried the ridge gourd and moong dal combo.Good post.

Kate / Kajal said...

i've never put ridgegourd with moongdal. I love moong dal , this should be a nice version.

Happy cook said...

Yummy and delicious

Seema said...

Nice Kootu! I love this one.. goes well with rice & rotis too :-)

bee said...

gorgeous gorgeous dish. it's been a while since i prepared this. thanks for the reminder.

Vanamala said...

looks delicious pesarapappu(thove)!!

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Susan said...

I've not cooked with ridge gourd yet, but now that okra has won me over, it's just a matter of time...: ) Moong dal, a familiar legume, would be a good intro for me.