Saturday, December 18, 2010

BITTER GOURD PULI INJI:

When I submitted this link to a friend’s request in another website, this recipe tempted me
very much to try it immediately. The procedure is also simple but the taste is divine. Every one praised me in the home and finished the whole in to a few minutes. I am thinking to prepare it again. Long bitter gourd is suitable for this dish. Before cutting in to pieces, slit it first and remove all the seeds. This way, it tastes better always. I have changed a little bit in the ingredients as well as the procedure.

My heartiest thanks to the website which is in the following link:

http://www.ifood.tv/recipe/pavakka_puli_inji_bittergourd_tamrind_and_ginger_pickle



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Ingredients:

Large bitter gourd-1
Small slit green chillies-5
Finely chopped ginger - 1 tsp
Lemon sized ball of Tamarind
Jaggery- 4 tbsp
Pinch of Turmeric powder
Salt – As per taste

For tempering :

Coconut oil - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Dry red chillies 2 – 3 broken
A few Curry leaves

Procedure:Cut the bitter gourd into thin slices of around 1 cm length.
soak the tamarind in warm water and extract its thick juice.
Heat a spoon of oil in a pan.
Add the mustard seeds and when they splutter, sauté the dry red chillies and curry leaves.
Add the bitter gourd pieces with the ginger and the green chillies and fry until they are soft and half-cooked.
Add the tamarind extract, salt and the turmeric powder and cook for a few minutes
Add the jaggery and cook until the curry is thickened.
The delicious bitter gourd puli inji is ready now!