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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Bitter guard pitla

Ingredients:

  • Bitter guard – 250 gms
  • Toor dal – ¾ cup
  • Tamarind – a lemon size
  • Sambar Powder – 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Turmeric Powder – ½ tsp
  • Oil – for seasoning

To Grind: (fry with little oil)

  • Coriander seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Urid dal = ½ tsp
  • Gram dal – 2 tsp
  • Red Chilli – 2 to 3
  • Coconut – Optional
  • Hing – little
  • Curry leaves – little

To season:

  • Mustard – ½ tsp
  • Urid dal = ½ tsp

Cooking Method:

  • Soak the tamarind in water.
  • Boil toor dal with turmeric in water and smash it well.
  • Cut Bitter guard into round pieces.
  • Heat the pan , add the tamarind water along with little turmeric powder, sambar powder , Salt and allow it to boil.
  • Add the Bitter guard.
  • When its cooked, add the ground paste and the smashed dhal in it ,stir it well and allow it to cook .
  • Finally season it.
  • Serve it hot with Rice.

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