Monday, August 23, 2010

Sweet Curry Made with Bitter Gourd.

Hi All...
       I am starting my blogging venture with sweet bitter gourd curry.
Bitter gourd(Pavakka) - 2 nos medium
Black gram(Uzhunnuparippu) - 2 tsp
Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Chilly powder - 2 tsp
Coriander powder - 2 tsp
Black pepper - 8 nos
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Green chillies - 3 nos
Curry leaves - 2 sprigs
Tamarind paste(Puli)  - 1 tsp
Jaggery(Sharkkara) - 1 cube
Salt - As reqd
Oil for deep frying or you can use Microwave method

Preparation Method

1.Slit the bitter gourd into 2 pieces and make thin slices .

2.Mix it well with a little salt and a 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder and keep it aside.

3.Fry the pavakka pieces, till it becomes slightly brown. Keep aside.
 (For a healthy Version :Spread the bitter gourd in a microwave safe plate and microwave on high for 2-3 minutes.(Depends on the bitter gourd type.If it is Indian type it take 6-7 minutes,Do not microwave directly for 8 minutes!!! .Do it for 2 minutes then take it out mix and spread it again and do it for next 2 minutes.Otherwise it will get burnt.)

4.Heat up a pan or a kadai.

5.Add 1 tsp of black gram, coconut, and fry, till the coconut turns dark brown.
 add turmeric powder ,chilly powder and coriander powder.fry for few minutes.(You can use whole coriander and whole red chilly,if so fry with coconut )
6.Add black pepper.

7.Grind it to a fine paste.

8.Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a pan or a kadai.

9.Splutter mustard seeds and 1 tsp of black gram.

10.Add green chillies and curry leaves.

11.Add tamarind pulp and jaggery and cook for 5 mins.

12.Add the ground paste and allow it to boil.

13.When it starts to boil, add bitter gourd pieces.

14.Add salt, if required.

15.Cook on low heat, till it`s consistency becomes thick. 

I Like to eat: this curry  with steaming rice and Mango Pickle.Even the bitter gourd haters will like this curry ..Because I am in that category. ;)
Serves : 7-8  Adults
  Enjoy the Sweet Bitter Gourd Curry! 

Recipe Source

1 comment:

  1. hi jisha, welcome to blogging.looking forward to see your craft and cooking adventures!! thanks for the comment on my blog :) keep coming back