Bitter Gourd Kootu

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Bitter Gourd Kootu / Hagalkai Kootu

4 large bitter gourds
1 tsp turmeric powder
1-2 tsp powdered jaggery (to taste)
2 tbsp gingely oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
2 sprigs curry leaves
salt to taste

Fry in 1 tsp oil and grind to paste
5-6 red chillies
1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds
2 tsp coriander seeds
1 tsp black gram dal

4-6 tbsp coconut gratings
1 small ball of tamarind

1. Wash, de-seed and cut gourd into slices. Sprinkle some salt, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, set aside for about half an hour. Now squeeze slices, wash 1-2 times in fresh water.
2. Heat 1 1/2 tbsp oil fry gourd slices adding rest of the turmeric powder and salt.
3. When slices are done, add ground paste, 1 – 1 1/2 cups water along with jaggery and allow all of it to simmer for a while.
4. When gravy is quite thick, remove from fire. Season mustard and curry leaves in 2 tsp oil, add to gravy, mix well.

Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar founded Awesome Cuisine, a platform created in 2008 to showcase India's vibrant culinary heritage. A digital marketer by profession and a passionate food lover, Praveen has been exploring the world of food since his school days. With Awesome Cuisine, he combines his expertise in digital marketing with his deep love for food, sharing delicious recipes and inspiring others to appreciate the joy of cooking. Through Awesome Cuisine, he invites you to join him on a flavorful journey and discover the wonders of Indian cuisine.

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