Ridge Gourd Peel Kootu

21:49 Niloufer Riyaz 12 Comments

Ridge gourd Peel Kootu is a simple dish which I learnt from my aunt. Its like a kind of a comfort food to me. I would call it meal in a bowl rather than Kootu coz of the addition of Rice. Yes! Rice is roasted, coarsely powdered n added to the kootu. This rice is callled "Pori Arisi" n it adds to the superb taste of the kootu. You can have it as a side dish or just have them on their own. This is the first time Im making this dish, though the appearence was little different from what my aunt makes the taste was just the same.
Sending this to Nithu's Best out of waste

You need:
Ridge gourd peel                3/4 cup( chopped fine)
Onion (sliced)                     1nos
Rice                                    1/2cup
Jeera powder                     1/2tsp
Turmeric powder                1/4tsp
Pepper powder                   1/4tsp
Green Chilli                         2nos(slit)
Oil                                      1tsp
Mustard seeds                    1/2tsp

 Dry roast the rice till they are golden brown in colour. Coarsely powder them.
Cook the gridge gourd peel in enough water along with the masalas n salt
Heat the oil  in a kadai n add the mustard seeds, when it starts to splutter add the onions n green chillies. Fry till the onions turn translucent, add  to the cooked ridge gourd peel add a cup of water n add the rice  n cook till the rice turns a little soft. Add more water if the kootu becomes dry.

Serve hot.


Unknown said...

That sounds wonderful Niloufer.

Satya said...

kootu looks delicious n healthy ...i must try this

Krishnaveni said...

healthy kootu...great recipe

இதில் இதுவரை கூட்டு செய்ததில்லை,அருமையாக இருக்கு!!

Hey Niloufer.. nice recipe! Great use of the peels!

Rachana said...

This is such a good recipe and apt for the event. Looks delicious!

Swathi said...


Ridge gourd peel kootu looks really awesome.

shriya said...

Nice recipe. I love kootu. And Love this version really good.

Very Healthy and tasty ridge gourd preparation. Would love to try it out soon.

Hamaree Rasoi

Nice & interesting...

Priya Suresh said...

Delicious kootu, looks wonderful..


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