Pavakkai vatha kuzhambu | Bitter gourd vathal kulambu


Pavakkai vatha kuzhambu By


Cuisine Style: South India | Cooking Time: 15 to 20 minutes | To Serve: 6 | Take with: rice | Type: Lunch Gravy


Ingredients

  • Pavakkai[Bitter gourd]– 2 [slice & remove seeds]
  • Tamarind extract or tamarind water – 1 ½ cup or tamarind paste – 2 tbsp
  • Curry leaves – 2 springs
  • Sambar Onion (Shallots) - 10 (whole)
  • Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
  • Jaggery – 2 ½ tbsp [grated]
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Urad dal – 2 tsp
  • Bengal gram – 2 tbsp
  • Asafetida - 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Gingelly Oil [Sesame oil]– 3 tbsp
  • Water as needed

For roasting & grinding

  • Fenugreek - 2 tsp [Dry roast (dont add oil for frying) fenugreek and grind to fine powder]
  • Rice – 1 tbsp
  • Dry Red Chilli - 4
  • Urad dal – 2 tbsp
  • Toor dal – 2 tbsp
  • Coriander seeds - 2tbsp
  • Peppercorns -1tbsp
  • Heat oil in a pan add toor dal & urad roast till light brown.
  • Then roast coriander seeds & peppercorns.
  • Next roast rice & dry red chilli then let it cool.
  • Put roasted ingredients in mixer jar & grind to smooth paste with ¼ cup of water.

Preparation

  • Wash & slice bitter gourd, remove seeds, immediately put it in turmeric, tamarind[or lemon juice]& salt added water, leave it for 30 min then drain water
  • Then place it in a cotton cloth let it dry for 10 min.
  • Then deep fry bitter gourd till light brown.
  • Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds, let it splutter.
  • Add Bengal gram & urad dal sauté.
  • Add onion sauté till light brown.
  • Add fenugreek powder & asafetida mix well. Then add curry leaves sauté.
  • Add fried bitter gourd, salt & ½ tsp of turmeric powder sauté till soft.
  • Add the tamarind paste / tamarind extract and mix well. Add water if required & let it boil & thickens.
  • Add ground paste mixture mix well & let it boil
  • Add Jaggery & salt let it boil
  • Finally add 1 tbsp of sesame oil & cut off heat.
  • Serve hot with rice.

Bitter gourd vatha kulambuTake 1 cup keral matta rice

Fried Bitter gourd vatha kulambuFried Bitter gourd vatha kulambu


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