Bitterguord Paalu curry with tamarind

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Ingredients:-

  1. Bitterguord – 2 numbers, medium; cut into creascents as for theeyal
  2. Onion – 2 numbers, medium, thinly sliced
  3. Greenchilly – 2 numbers, slit
  4. Green tomato – 1 number, cut into thin slices
  5. Kashmiri chilly powder – 1 tsp.
  6. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp.
  7. Tamarind – a lime sized ball soaked in 1/4 cup of hot water, squeezed & strained
  8. Salt to taste
  9. Water – 3/4 cup
  10. Thick coconut milk – 2 cups

For the seasoning:-

  1. Coconut oil – 2 tbsps.
  2. Mustard seeds – 1 tsp.
  3. Dry red chillies – 2 numbers
  4. Curryleaves – a few

Method:-

  1. Cook the bittergourd adding all the items from 2-9 in your pressure cooker. Simmer for 7 minutes after the first whistle.
  2. Open the cooker once the pressures subside & cook till almost all the water evaporates. Add the thick coconut milk & switch off heat.
  3. Do the tempering.
  4. Serve hot with rice.
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