Thursday, December 16, 2010

Peerkangaai(Ridge Guard) Masiyal

Normally when I want to avoid the usage of tamarind, I go for this masiyal. Its very very simple to make in a 5 mins time when you have the ingredients ready. Its a healthy and a different dish to try out. It is very mild and not that spicy too. So give it a try.

Ridge guard(3 medium sized)
Turmeric - as needed for the color
Toor Dal(washed and cooked in a pressure cooker for 3 whistles) - 1 cup
Lemon juice - 4-5 spoons
salt - as needed

For seasoning:
oil - 1 spoon
green chillies - 5(chopped into small pieces)
Mustard seeds - 1 spoon
Curry leaves - few
asafoetida - 1/4 spoon


  • Take out the skin of the ridge guards. Cut it into cubes and boil it in the pressure cooker along with  needed water and turmeric.
  • Have the cooked toor dal ready.
  • In a pan, add oil, once hot, add mustard seeds, asafoetida, green chillies, curry leaves.
  • Now add the cooked ridge guard pieces with salt.
  • When the mixture comes to a boil add the cooked dal, mix well and boil for 2-3 mins.
  • Switch off the gas and add the lemon juice in the dish once warm.

It goes well with any kind of sambar/kuzhambu rice or with white rice.


  1. looks simple to make and tasty too!

  2. great blog you have dear. this dish looks good and loved your onion samosa.