Thursday, 28 February 2013

Pavaka (Bitter Gourd) Curry Without Oil





Pavaka (Bitter Gourd)                                    -      2 Numbers

Carrot                                                             -      1 Number

Kodumpuli
 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gambooge)    -      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

Coriander Powder                                        -        1 Table Spoon

Salt                                                               -        Add to Taste

Jaggery (Sarkara)                                         -       A small piece to taste

Water                                                           -        2 Cup
       
Preparation :

1) Chop  Bitter Gourd to small Pieces.

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

3) Add chopped Bitter Gourd, Carrots,Onion, Garlic, Ginger, Green Chili and Curry Leaves to a pan.

4) Now add Red Chili powder, Coriander powder, Turmeric powder and salt to this mix. Mix the chopped vegetables with these powder. Keep it for 5 minutes . please note : we have not started to cook yet!

5) Add 2 cups of water and kodumpuli (Malabar tamarind) and cook it for 10 minutes.

6) Add jaggery and cook it till it get dosolved.. Stir well.


Bitter Gourd curry is ready.  Serve this curry with rice or chapati.


                                Mrs. Anand Swarup

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