Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Bitter Gourd / Haagalkai / Kakarkai Curry


Bitter Gourd / Haagalkai / Kakarkai- 1lb
Chopped Onion - 1/4 cup
Roasted Peanut - 2tsp
Roasted Chana(Kadle) - 2tbs
Coconut - 2tsp
Garlic - 8 to 10
Turmeric Powder - 1/4tsp
Sambar Powder - 1/2 tsp
Red chilies - 4
Chopped coriander - 1tbs
Salt to taste

Mustered seeds:1/2 tsp
Cumin / Jeera - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves: 6
Asifotida according to taste
Oil: 2 tbs


Chop Bitter Gourd / Haagalkai / Kakarkai take out the seeds.
Prepare seasoning with mustered seeds, jeera, curry leaves, Asifotida When Mustered seed stops spluttering add garlic, Onion Bitter Gourd / Haagalkai / Kakarkai, salt and cook on Medium flame for 6 to 8 min.
Grind Peanut, Roasted Channa, Coconut, Sambar Powder, turmeric powder, red chilies with 1/4 cup water.
Add ground masala to Bitter Gourd / Haagalkai / Kakarkai and fry for few min. now add 1/2 cup water and cook until it becomes tender.

Garnish with chopped coriander.

Serve hot with Rice