Tuesday, March 16, 2010
BITTER GOURD PITLA- PAGARKAI PITLA
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
Pepper corn-few (optional)
Cumin seed-1 tsp(optional)
Oil- 2 tbsp +1 tsp
MethodSqueeze 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.