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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Bitter Guard (Kaakarakaaya) Fry


3 Cups Bitter gourd (sliced into rounds)
2 Tbsps tamarind paste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder

1 Tbsp Oil
2 medium onions sliced
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp coriander powder
pinch of methi powder (fenugreek seeds powder)
salt to taste

For seasoning/tempering

1/2 tsp mustard seeds
pinch of asafoetida/Inguva
few curry leaves
1) Mix tamarind paste with some water and turmeric powder and cook Bitter gourd until they are 3/4th cooked, Drain and keep aside. This may take 10 mins

2) Heat oil, splutter mustard seeds, add asafoetida, curry leaves and fry for few seconds and then add onions and fry until they turn light brown

3) Add chilli, coriander and methi powders, salt and mix well. Add the cooked bitter gourd pieces and stir-fry until they are cooked completely. Adjust s

Serve hot with Steamed rice or Rotis.

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