Tuesday, March 16, 2010

BITTER GOURD PITLA- PAGARKAI PITLA

Ingredients
Bitter gourd- 1 cup(Chopped)
Cooked Chick peas-1 cup
Tamarind-small lemon size
Cooked thuvar dhal-1 cup
Whole red chilles-4 ea(acc to taste)
Grated coconut-1/2 cup
Mustard seed-2 tsp
Bengal split dhal-2 tsp+2 tsp
Urad dhal-1 tsp
Coriander seed-2 tbsp
Curry leaves-2 sprig
Fenugreek seed-1tsp
Pepper corn-few (optional)
Cumin seed-1 tsp(optional)
Oil- 2 tbsp +1 tsp

Method
Squeeze the juice from the tamarind around 3 cups.
Heat oil in a pan, add red chillies, coriander seed, dhals, fenugreek seed,curry leaves, grated coconut & fry until golden brown & grind to fine paste.
Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seed, fenugreek seed,bitter gourd & saute few mins.
Add tamarind juice, salt & allow to boil upto 10 mins
Add ground paste ,cooked chick peas.
Cheeck the seasoning & add cooked thuvar dhal.
Mix well & serve hot with rice.

17 comments:

  1. the only thing i take with bittergourd :) looks delicious!

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  2. Only 1 time i have done this pitla...thanx for reminding & sharing ...looks perfect ..creamy..

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  3. pagakkai is my all time favorite. I eat it every day in one form or the other. Pitla looks yum:)

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  4. Never tried this, looks yummy and tempting.

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  5. Pitla looks healthy and delicious!!!!

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  6. A family favourite, urs look very nice and thick. Loved the click.

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  7. HI sri,
    This one is new to me I love karela...would want to make it sometime...made a note of the recipe :)
    Thanks

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  8. அருமையான நல்ல குறிப்பு!!

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  9. Your addition of chickpeas is a nice idea.

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  10. I love this healthy dish......looks great

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  11. Healthy and delicious... my mom's fav.

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  12. Looks very spicy, love the color!

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  13. pavakkai kuzhambhu looks delicious,,,to frankly i forgot this veggie long time thanks for reminding me dear,,,, thanks for sharing the healthy curry,,take care n keep smiling,,,

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