Pavakkai kootu | Bitter gourd moong dal dry curry | Pagarkai kootu


Pavakkai kootu


Cuisine Style: Tamil nadu, south india | Preparation&Cooking Time: 15 minutes | To Serve: 4 | Type : Kootu, Dry Curry | Take with : Rice, idli, dosa

Ingredients

  • Pavakkai [Bitter Gourd, pagarkai]- ¼ kg
  • Moong dal [pasiparuppu, pachaiparuppu]– 3 tbsp
  • Onion– 1 [chopped]
  • Coconut – 2 tbsp [grated]
  • Garlic – 2 cloves [mashed]
  • Dry red chilli – 3
  • Green chilli - 1
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Bengal gram – 1 tbsp
  • Urad dal – 1 tbsp
  • Jaggery – 2 ½ tbsp [grated]
  • Coconut – 2 tbsp [grated]
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as needed

Method

  • Dry roast, wash & boil moong dal with turmeric powder for 10 min.
  • Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds & let it splutter.
  • Add Bengal gram, urad dal sauté.
  • Add onion sauté till soft
  • Add garlic, green chilli & curry leaves sauté.
  • Add Bitter Gourd sauté for 2 min.
  • Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder sauté. Add enough water cook till soft.
  • Add jaggery sauté gently.
  • Then add boiled moong dal mix well
  • Finally add grated coconut mix well.
  • Heat another pan with 1 tbsp oil add dry red chilli fry then add to pavakkai kootu & cut off heat.
  • Serve hot with rice or chapatti.

Bitter gourd moong dal dry curry
Bitter gourd moong dal dry curry


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