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Pavakkai Pitlai (Bitter Gourd And Groundnut Curry)


Nov 21, 2016

PREPARATION TIME

COOKING TIME

SERVES

2

PREPARATION LEVEL

Easy

INGREDIENTS

    1.5 tbsp sesame seed oil
    Curry leaves
    1 tsp mustard seeds
    1 cup chopped bittergourd
    Pinch turmeric powder
    Salt to taste
    Hing dissolved in water
    1/3 cup boiled peanuts
    Gosseberry sized tamarind dissolved in water
    2.5 tbsp Pitlai powder
    1 tbsp jaggery
    Coriander leaves

DIRECTIONS

Preetha shows you a very basic and a simple recipe of a curry. She adds pitlai podi to the recipe, watch the video to know the recipe!

Method:

1. In a pan, heat oil and add mustard seeds. Once it crackles, add curry leaves, karela, turmeric, hing and cook on a medium flame for a minute.
2. Add tamarind water. Cook on a medium flame till raw aroma of tamarind disappears.
3. Add pitlai powder , peanuts and enough water for gravy consistency.
4. Simmer on a medium flame with jaggery for 2 minutes.
5. Garnish with coriander (optional) and serve with rice and appalam or flatbreads.

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Preetha’s endeavour is to promote south Indian cuisine through her YouTube channel, Dakshin Curry. She absolutely loves curry leaves, and can fit them happily into in any recipe. For those of you who curse the poor thing, dry roast and powder them or use them in your dishes and enjoy the health benefits she says.

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