July 29, 2010

Kakarakaya pulusu/Bitter Gourd in tamrind sauce

Kakarakaya -2
Onion -1 medium chopped
Green chili -5
Sesame seeds -1 tsp
Coconut pieces -8
Jaggery/sugar-1 tsp
GG paste -1/2 tsp
Red chili pwd-1/2 tsp
Methi pwd/fenugreek pwd -1/4 tsp
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Daniya pwd -1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds -1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds -1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil-2 tbsp

Chop the bitter gourd into 2" length pieces and remove the seeds. Boil 2 cups of water on stove, add little bit of turmeric , salt and chopped bitter gourd pieces. Boil it for 2-3 mins on high heat and drain the water. In a pan dry roast sesame seeds, coconut pieces and once they are cooled, grind it into a smooth paste. In the same pan heat oil add cumin, mustard seeds and add onion pieces. Once they turning golden brown add chopped green chili, turmeric and ginger garlic paste. Cook it for 2-3 mins. Add boiled bitter gourd pieces and fry it for 5 mins. Add red chili pwd and daniya pwd combine well. Add tamarind juice, 1 cup of water, fenugreek pwd, jaggery, coconut paste and salt. cook bitter Gourd pieces in tamarind sauce for 10- 15 min until you get desired consistency. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with rice and ghee .

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