Posted by sharada | Sunday, March 08, 2009 | | 6 comments »


Bittergourd(small size)-->6 nos
Jaggery-->2 tsp
Tamarind-->1 Tbsp
Red chilli powder-->1 tsp
Turmeric powder-->1/4 tsp
Sambar powder-->1 tsp
Coconut(grated)-->2 Tbsp
Cornflour-->1 tsp
Oil-->2 tsp
Mustard seeds-->1/2 tsp

1)Take water in a vessel .To this add red chilli powder,Tumeric powder,jaggery and tamarind & bring it to boil.
2)Clean the bitter gourd by removing the seeds .Chop the bitter gourd into small pieces.Now add this bittergourd pieces to the above boiling water.
3)Meanwhile take a small bowl with little water and mix in the cornflour and make into a paste.Add this cornflour paste to the boiling bittergourd and cook till done.
4)Take another kadai.Add oil.Add mustard seeds.add chopped onions.Fry till light pink.
5)Add the cooked bittergourd pieces to the kadai.
6)Add sambar powder and grated coconut and cook for few seconds.
7)Serve this hot or cold with rice or chapati.

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  1. luckysanjana // March 08, 2009  

    Hi Sharda...Thanks for stopping by.Im delighted........its so funny that you hopped over to my space from aayis ive still not managed to lure the cooking diva to my space.....Never mind I will accept left overs ( read that as spill overs ) if they are from Shilpas kitchen gratefully. as for the step by step photographs I dont know how long Im going to keep it up........LOL its quite tiresome really........Just that my panasonic camera is still wet behind the ears and the nonexistent photographer in me is delighted with her new for the conversation i hope it keeps you entertained it keeps me focussed while cooking.........what i do is get all the ingredients together on a plate......step one.....then its easier to click photographs while you assemble the dish......but dont let me fool you......Its a lot of work really.

  2. Nags // March 10, 2009  

    hello sharada.. welcome to the food blogging world :) i am sure you are going to go a long way!

  3. Suparna // March 10, 2009  

    Hi sharada,
    Thanks for visiting my blog :) hope to see u there more often.
    You too are new to the food blogging world like me!!welcome aboard. you have a wonderful space. Your recipes are neat :)
    My best wishes to u!

  4. Anonymous // March 10, 2009  

    Hi Sharada,
    This karela curry looks very different from the ones I make. It looks really good. I'll try it soon.


  5. Varsha Vipins // March 12, 2009  

    I never knew of a curry with Pavkkai..Looks yum n hubby would love this..:)

  6. Umm Mymoonah // January 23, 2011  

    A different recipe with bittergourd, looks very yummy. Thank you for linking with Any One Can Cook.

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