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Bitter Gourd Pitlai

If one of the vegetable that my husband doesn't eat that is bitter gourd. However rest of our family likes it. However I wanted to try something with bitter gourd without jaggery or deep frying in the oil. Being sugar patient my mum does bitter gourd more often than me. So I have asked her for the recipe. She gave me this recipe. When I tried and had this for chapati after 2 days my husband couldn't even recognize this is bitter gourd and he liked it

Bitter Gourd - 2
Bengal Gram Dhal - 3 tablespoon
Thuar Dhal - 2 tablespoon
Turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Coriander seeds - 1 teaspoon
Red Chilli - 5
Bengal Gram dhal - 1 teaspoon
Fresh grated Coconut - 2 tablespoon
Tamarind - lemon ball. Soak it in warm water and take tamarind juice
Mustard Seeds - 1/4 teaspoon
Urad Dhal - 1 teaspoon
Curry Leaves - 15 leaves
Oil - 3 teaspoon


Add 1 teaspoon of oil and fry Coconut, Coriander seeds, Bengal gram dhal ( 1tablespoon), Read chillies. Fry it till  dhals are browned. Add Coconut and fry for 2-3 mins (till light brown). 
Let it cool and grind it to a smooth paste. 
Cook rest of Bengal gram dhal and Thuar dhal (u can use pressure cooker or cook it by closing the lid. If you are cooking it directly soak it for 1 hour so that it get cooked fast)
Cut Bitter gourd and cook it with salt
Add Turmeric and Tamarind paste to cooked bitter gourd. Mix in water to get the required consistency. Let it get cooked for 3 mins
Add  grinded masala and mix in . Let it boil till the raw smell goes off
In separate small kada heat the oil
Add mustard seeds when the oil is hot. When it start to splutter add urad dhal and fry till it is brown. Add curry leaves and fry for another 10 sec
Add this to the gravy and mix it well.
Serve with rice / chapathi / idli

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  1. Nice recipe ....sure kids will love ...will try some time

  2. My fathers favorite... Lovely clicks

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  3. I love bitter gourd and this preparation is superb..
    Simple yet flavourful..:)

  4. Its new to me :)) nice adding of bitter gourd

  5. I too make the same way but i use moongdal. i love this :)

  6. Pitali looks super yum, even i do in the same way. Nice post veena

  7. Nice to me, sounds interesting and looks delicious.

  8. Great recipe, so delicious

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