Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Pavakkai thatta payaru poriyal / Bittergourd Azuki beans poriyal

I just love all kinds of beans, but bitter gourd not so much... but the combination of both the ingredients is irresistible. Adding azuki beans to the bitter gourd takes out some of the bitterness from the gourd and also gives it an additional texture to the dish.Ingredients:
2 nos Bitter gourd
1 no medium sized Onion (chopped)
1/2 cup Azuki beans (cooked)
1 tbsp Sambar powder
1 tbsp Oil
1 tsp Mustard seeds
1 tsp Urad dal
1 sprig Curry leaves
Salt to taste.
Wash the bitter gourd, discard the ends .
Cut the bitter gourd in the center and remove the seeds.
Chop the bitter gourd into to 1'' pieces.
Heat oil in a kadai and add the mustard seeds and urad dal.
When the mustard seeds pop add the curry leaves, onion and saute.
When the onion turns translucent, add the chopped bitter gourd and saute for a minute.
Now add the salt , sambar powder, azuki beans and let it cook til the bitter gourd is cooked through.
Sprinkle water as necessary.
Serve with rice or chapati.

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