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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.


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.


Finla said…
This is one veg i dont like but still the curry looks yumm.
Nandinis food said…
Very tempting curry...So groovy and the colour is nice...
Suganya said…
Though I dont like bittergourd, ur pitla looks so gud. Nice recipe. Healthy one...
kittymatti said…
it looks great! mouthwatering!!
Unknown said…
Interesting recipe! Looks great!
Menaga Sathia said…
lovely fav..
Panchpakwan said…
Curry looks delicious..
Nitha said…
Not a big fan of bitter gourd... But the curry looks so yumm..
Swathi said…
pitala looks delicious
Unknown said…
Lovely and nutritious recipe.
divya said…
looks super delicious and yummy,
KrithisKitchen said…
Heard of pitle but never tried one.. this looks delicious..
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Sravs said…
wonderful and interesting recipe !!
Lovely recipe...Thanks for sharing...
Padma said…
Healthy and delicious.
Preety said…
curry looks simply delicious
VineelaSiva said…
Wow shama the curry is very new to me.Will try.
Hamaree Rasoi said…
Curry looking curry dear. Excellent preparation.

Hamaree Rasoi
Unknown said…
Gorgeous looking curry ,very healthy too.
very nicely made, love ur versionWe make it in a different way

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Red Chillies - 25 gms
Coriander seeds - 15 gms
Cumin seeds - 10 gms
Black Pepper- 10 gms
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Cloves - 10 gms
Dried and fried Garlic cloves - 10 nos
Cinnamon sticks - few
Staranise - few
Dried Mint - 5 tsps
Kasthuri Methi - few 
Mustard - 1 tsp
Fennel seeds - 5 gms
Kuskus - 1 tsp


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2) Store them in an air tight container.

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