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Bittergourd Kayirasa

Bittergourd(Paavakka) with coconut and spices
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 no Bittergourd medium size, Paavakka
  • Salt As reqd
  • Jaggery A small piece, Sharkkara
  • 1 1/2 tsp Tamarind juice Puli
  • For seasoning:
  • 3 tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Black gram Uzhunnuparippu
  • For grinding masala:
  • 3 tsp Bengal gram Kadalaparippu
  • 3 nos Red chillies Kollamulaku
  • 1 tsp Black gram Uzhunnuaprippu
  • 1 tsp Coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp Sesame seeds Ellu
  • 1/2 tsp Asafoetida Kayam
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • 1/2 cup Freshly grated coconut

Instructions
 

  • Cut bittergourd into small pieces. Sprinkle about 1 tsp of salt and keep aside for 10 minutes.Then squeeze out all water from bittergourd, so as to get rid of the bitterness.
  • Fry all the masala ingredients in oil.
  • Grind this masala with freshly grated coconut.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add mustard seeds and black gram dal. When seeds splutter, add bittergourd pieces.
  • Keep frying on a low heat for about 8-10 minutes.
  • Add the ground masala to the bittergourd curry.
  • Add salt, jaggery, tamarind and water. Bring it to boil and cook for another 5 minutes.
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