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Pahakai (Karela) Pitlai Recipe

Pahakai (Karela) Pitlai is a popular Indian Side Dish
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On :
Monday, 22 May, 2017
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Side Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Boil Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 2
Rated 5 based on 100 votes


  • 1 - pahakai
  • 1 cup - thuvar dal (red gram dal)
  • Little tamarind, asafoetida, Jaggery and salt to taste
  • For frying:
  • 1 tbsp - coconut,
  • 1 tbsp - Rice
  • 1 tbsp - Dhania
  • 1 tbsp - Channa dal (Bengal gram dal)
  • 4 - Red Chillies
  • 1 tbsp - urud dal (black gram dal)
  • How to Make Pahakai (Karela) Pitlai:

    1. First fry the pahakai in oil and pour tamarind extract. Allow it to boil till the smell of tamarind goes. Fry all these in a pan. Put the coconut at last for frying.
    2. After some time beat all these in a mixie and put everything into the pan along with the cooked tuvar dal.
    3. In order to arrest the bitter taste of pahakai, add some lemon juice while cooking.


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