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PEERKANGAI(RIDGE GUARD) PARUPPU KUZHAMBU

Peerkangai Paruppu Kuzhambu is the simplest south indian sambar variety . This is the sambar that is made of moong dal that goes well  with plain rice. This is the most easiest sambar variety that can be made in less time. This is the usual sambar that i made regularly at home as its less spice sambar and good for kids too.

Preparation Time:15 mints| Cooking Time : 30 mints|Severs: 3

 

Ingredients :

 

Peerkangai - 1 medium size

Moong dal - 1/4cup

Oil - 3 tbsp

Mustard seeds - 1 tspn

Cumin seeds - 1 tspn

Curry leaves - few

G.Chili - 1

Red Chili - 1

Small Onion - 10

Tomato - 1 small

Turmeric - 1/2 tsp

Salt - 1 tbspn

Hing - 1 tspn

Sambar Powder - 1 tbsp

Coriander leaves - few

 

Steps:

 

1. Remove the edges and harder skin of the peerkangai and cut into bite size pieces.

 

2. Soak the moong dal for 30 mints and pressure cook it for 3 whistles . In a pan add the peerkangai along with the salt & turmeric and cook till soft.

 

3. In a kadai heat the oil add the mustard seeds,cumin seeds. Allow it to pop then add the curry leaves,g.chili,red chili and small onion.

 

4. Cook till its transparent then add the tomatoes cook till marshy.  Then add the peerkangai and moong dal . Mix well.

 

5. Add sambar powder,salt,hing . Mix well and boil for 5 mints. Once done add the chopped coriander leaves and remove from stove.

 

Serve the hot peerkangai sambar for lunch with plain rice.

My Notes :

 

1. Instead of small onions you can also add big onions. But adding the small onion to the sambar give extra flavors.

2. If you prefer peeling the entire skin of peerkangai and using the white part alone. You can also do that way.

3. If you don't like the tomato flavor add the tamarind extract instead of it.

 

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