Peechinga Parippu Ularthu / Ridge Gourd and Dal Stir Fry


1/2 cup toor dal
2 cup ridge gourd/ peechinga/ tharavirikka
1/2 cup shallots
4-5 big garlic cloves
5 dry red chillies
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 sprig curry leaves
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
2 tbsp oil


  1. Cut ridge gourd into small pieces. Cook  toor dal adding enough water till half done. Drain the water from it and keep it aside.
  2. Crush shallots, garlic and 3 dry red chillies together and keep it aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds and add 2 dry red chillies and curry leaves.
  4. Add crushed ingredients (step 2) and turmeric powder and saute well for few minutes.
  5. Then add chopped ridge gourd , cooked dal and salt and stir fry for few minutes till dry and cooked. Serve as a side dish for rice….
Recipe Source: Vanitha Magazine


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