Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Bitter Gourd Powder

This is our most favorite. And one that requires detailed description.

- Grate a pound of bitter-gourd in the food processor and mix with a half cup of yogurt and a quarter tsp of salt and let it sit for half hour.

- Then squeeze squeeze out the juice (those who cannot tolerate the bitterness).

- Put this in a pan and add a pound of chopped onions.

- Cover it and cook for 20 minutes or so, stirring once in a while.

- In the meantime roast a half cup of chana daal in a dry pan and ground it coarsely. Also grind 8-10 green chillies and add to the bitter-gourd.

- Fry the whole mixture for another 15-20 minutes stirring occasionally without the lid on.

- When the vegetables are well roasted, mix in grated coconut, a quarter to half tsp of salt, one tbsp of aam choor powder and turn the stove off.

- Sprinkle curry leaves and large amount of chopped coriander leaves.

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