Ridge Gourd Khicidi(Peerkankkai Kolakari)

This recipe would be hopefully very new to most of you.This will be an excellent side dish to idly. Your morning cooking will have a change with this dish.People who wish to avoid coconut chutney can very well go with my recipes of khicidis.

Ingredients:Peerka kolakari

  • Ridge Gourd-1 medium sized
  • Onion-1/2 cup finely chopped
  • Green chilly-1 finely chopped
  • Tamarind extract-1/4 cup
  • Hing-A pinch
  • Turmeric Powder-A pinch
  • Salt-To taste
  • Oil-To Cook

To temper:

  • Mustard seeds-1/2 tbsp
  • Urad Dhal-1/2 tbsp
  • Curry leaves


  1. Wash,peel off the ridge gourd skin and cut them into small pieces.
  2. In a kadai,add oil and temper with mustard seeds,urad dhal and curry leaves.
  3. Add green chilly,onion and chopped ridge gourd and saute them well.
  4. Add hing and turmeric powder and give quick stir.
  5. Add water and let the ridge gourd cook.
  6. When the ridge gourd is cooked 90%,add tamarind extract and salt.
  7. Let it boil and stop cooking when it reaches sambar consistency.
  8. Serve it hot with idly.

My Observations:

You can add more chillies to adjust your taste.

To cook ridge gourd soon,you can grate them and cook it in idly cooker before sauting.

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