BITTERGOURD CURRY / PAVAKKAI PITLA
Bittergourd - 2 medium sizes
Toor dal - 1 cup
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Mustard and Methi seeds - 1 tsp each
Sambar powder - 1 tsp
Tamarind juice - 1 cup
For Masala :
Toor dal , Urad dal , Channa dal - 1 tsp each
Coriander seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Red Chillies - 10 nos
Coconut pieces - 10 nos
Roast these in a spoon of oil and then grind it a bit coarsely.
METHOD OF PREPARATION :
1) Pressure cook dal for 5 whistles and keep aside.
2) Heat oil in a pan . Once hot , add mustard and methi seeds . When it splutters , add chopped veggie . Add sufficient water for the veggie and cover with a lid . Cook in slow flame till the gourd is well cooked .
3) Add tamarind juice , grinded masala , turmeric powder , sambar powder and salt . Allow it to boil for 3minutes.
4) Finally, add dal to it and mix it well . Cook for 10 minutes and remove from the flame .
Serve hot with Rice.
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