Pavakkai puli kootu | Tamarind bitter gourd dry curry


Pavakkai puli kootu


Cuisine Style: Tamil nadu, South india | Preparation&Cooking Time: 15 minutes | To Serve: 4 | Type : Curry,Masala, kulambhu | Take with : Rice, idli, dosa, roti, paratha

Ingredients

  • Pavakkai [Bitter gourd, karela] – 2 [cut into half thin circles]
  • Sambar onion [Shallots, Chinna vengayam] – 15
  • Tamarind water – ½ cup or tamarind paste – 2 tbsp
  • Curry leaves – 1 spring
  • Dry red chili – 1
  • Garlic – 2 cloves [mashed]
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Urad dal – ½ tbsp
  • Bengal gram – ½ tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Red chilli powder – ½ tsp
  • Jaggery – ½ tsp [grated]
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Asafetida a pinch
  • Water as needed

For roasting & grinding ingredients

  • Fenugreek seeds – ½ tbsp [dry roast & grind separately without water]
  • Coriander seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Dry red chilli - 1
  • Urad dal – ½ tbsp
  • Bengal gram – 1 tbsp
  • Coconut – 2 tbsp [grated]
  • Heat oil in a pan then roast above ingredients & coarsely grind with enough water

Method

  • Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds & let its splutter. Then add Bengal gram & urad dal.
  • Add onion sauté till golden brown.
  • Add garlic, dry red chilli, curry leaves fenugreek powder & asafetida.
  • Add chopped bitter gourd sauté well. Then add turmeric, red chilli powder & grated jaggery sauté well.
  • Add ground paste & water cook till soft.
  • Add tamarind water & salt mix well & let it boil.
  • Then add jaggery & let the mixture thickens.
  • Then cut off heat. Serve hot with rice

Karela tamarind dry curryKarela tamarind dry curry


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