Mithi Pavakkai Masala (Baby Bitter Gourd Masala)

Bitter Gourd, Side Dish 0 comments

baby bitter gourd1 - Mithi Pavakkai Masala (Baby Bitter Gourd Masala)

Ingredients:
Mithi Pavakkai (Baby Bittergourd) – 250 gms
Turmeric Powder – a pinch
Jaggery – 2 tsp
Tamarind Extract – 1/4 to 1/2 cup
Coriander Leaves – 2 tsp
Salt as per taste
Onion – 1, chopped
Tomato – 1, chopped
Curry Leaves – few
Oil – 1 tsp

Grind together to a smooth paste:
Sambar Onions – 10, peeled
Garlic – 10 cloves, peeled
Coriander Seeds – 1 tsp
Ginger – 1/4 inch piece, peeled
Coconut – 1/4 cup, grated
Dry Red Chilli Powder – 3

Method:
1. Heat the tamarind extract in a pan over medium flame.
2. Add jaggery, pavakkai and cook till 3/4th done and remove. Keep aside.
3. Heat oil in a pan.
4. Saute the onions, tomatoes and curry leaves for a minute.
5. Add the ground paste, pavakkai mixture, salt and mix well.
6. Bring to a boil and remove.
7. Garnish with coriander leaves.
8. Serve with rice.

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