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Kakarakai pulla bellam(bitter gourd with jaggery)


Ingredients:

Bitter gourd-1/2kg
Tamarind pulp-2tbsp
Jaggery-2tbsp
Oil-1tbsp
Salt-to taste
Red chilli powder-1tsp
Mustard seeds-1tsp
Cumin seeds-1tsp
Black gram-1tsp
Bengal gram-1tsp
Red chilies-2(split into pieces)
Til powder-2tbsp
Curry leaves-5 or 6

Preparation:

Cut the bitter gourd into thick round pieces. Pressure cook them with tamarind. To reduce the bitterness in them we have to cook them with the tamarind.

Pour oil in a kadai. Heat oil; add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, black gram, bengal gram, curry leaves and red chilies. When they started sputter add 2tbsp tamarind pulp and add 2tbsp jaggery. Allow it to cook for 2 minutes. Once tamarind pulp started boiling add bitter gourd pieces and cover it for 5 minutes. Allow the bitter gourd pieces to boil in tamarind and jaggery juice. So they will take the taste of tamarind and jaggery. Now sprinkle til powder.


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