Monday, March 25, 2013

Bitter gourd pitlai/Pagargai Pitlai

Bitter gourd Pitlai/Pagargai pitlai

Bitter gourd          -3
Toor dal               -3/4 cup(cooked)
cocount                -2tbsp
Tamarind juice    -1/2 cup (waterry)
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
salt                      -to taste
sugar/jaggery      -1 tsp

for roasting and grinding:
red chili            -6
coriander seeds-1/2tbsp
urad dal            -1/2tbsp
pepper corn       -1/4tsp
coconut             -1/4 cup (shredded or powder).

coconut oil        - 2 tsp


  • Cut the bitter gourd into the circles and add little salt and keep it aside.

  • Soak tamarind in warm water and take 1/2 cup of juice out of it.

  • In a pan heat oil and roast the ingredients given for roasting and grinding until nice aroma comes out
  • Allow it to cool and ground it into a paste
  • After sometime (squeeze the water) from bitter gourd.
  • In a pan add bitter gourd ,tamarind juice,turmeric powder ,salt ,little water and cook it. 

  • When the Bitter gourd is cooked well  add cooked toor dal, ground paste and sugar.

  • cook until gravy get thick .

  • Take a pan heat a tsp of coconut oil and add curry leaves and coconut powder
  •  fry for  a minute and garnish it into the gravy.

  • Serve with rice. 

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