Monday, February 25, 2008

Bittergourd Poriyal (Pavakai Poriyal)

Bitter gourd poriyal is one of my husbands favorite dishes.
This poriyal makes a wonderful side dish with rices and sambar(or any bland curry)
The masala in this poriyal takes some of the bitter taste ..

2 Nos Bitter gourd
1/2 large onion (chopped)
1Tsp Red chilly powder
1/2 tsp Garam masala
2 Tsp Oil

1/2 Tsp Mustard seeds

1/2 Tsp Urad dal
1 sprig Curry leaves

Salt to taste
Chop the bitter gourd.
Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves, let them splutter.

Add the chopped onion and saute.
Add the bitter gourd, chilly powder, garam masala and salt.

Add a little water, cover and cook. keep stirring once in a while.
serve as a side dish for rice.

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