Thursday, 28 February 2013

Pavaka (Bitter Gourd) Kodumpuli Curry

Pavaka (Bitter Gourd)                                    -      2 Numbers
Coconut Milk                                                 -      1 Cup
 (    -      3 Pieces

Onions                                                           -      2 Numbers

Garlic                                                             -       6 Cloves

Ginger                                                           -      Small Piece

Curry Leaves                                                -       10 Numbers

Green Chili                                                   -       3 Numbers

Red Chili Powder                                         -       1 Table Spoon

Turmeric Powder                                         -        1/2 Table Spoon

Salt                                                               -        Add to Taste

Oil                                                                -       4 Table Spoon

Water                                                           -        1 Cup

Preparation :

1) Chop  Bitter Gourd to small Pieces

2) Chop Onions, Garlic, Ginger, Green Chili to fine pieces...

3) Heat oil in a pan and add  chopped Onion, Garlic, Ginger, Green Chili and Curry Leaves, fry till the onion turns brown.

4) Now add chopped bitter gourd  and salt to taste to the mix. Stir well . Cook it for 5 minutes.

5) Add red Chili powder and Turmeric powder. Cook it for more 2 minutes.

6) Add water and Kodumpuli (malabar tamrind) and cook for 5 minutes.

7) Add Coconut milk and stir well . Let it simmer for 3 minutes...

Bitter Gourd curry is ready. this vegetable is very nutritious. Children generally dislike this as its very bitter. However this way off cooking really makes the bitter taste mild and adds good flavour to it..

Serve this curry with rice or chapati.

                                Mrs. Anand Swarup                             

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