Pavakkai Pittlae

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Saute Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • pavakkai(bitter gourd).
  • kadalai paruppu(channa dhal) - 1 cup.
  • thovaram paruppu(thoor dhal) - 1 cup.
  • tamarind - 1 small lemon sized ball.
  • onion - 1 bulb.
  • mustard - 1 tsp.
  • vendhayam (lenthil) - 1 tsp.
  • dhania - 1 table spoon.
  • seeragam (cumin seeds) - 1 tsp.
  • milagu (pepper) - 1 tsp.
  • grated coconut - 3 tsp.
  • perungayam (asafoetida) - little or as per requirement.
  • red chilli - 4 to 5.
  • few curry leaves.
  • oil as per requirement.
  • salt to taste.

How to Make Pavakkai Pittlae

  • Cut pavakkai into small pieces and mix with a little salt and turmeric powder and cook for 3-4 minutes in microwave. If cooked in other than a microwave, add a little water and cook the same for about 5 mins. Set aside. Boil thovaram paruppu and kadalai paruppu separately and set aside.
  • Now fry with a few drops of oil, red chilli, daniya, perungayam, seeragam and coconut.
  • Once the coconut turns slightly brown in colour, remove the same from the heat and set it aside to cool.
  • Now once these have cooled grind them coarsely.
  • Soak the tamarind in a cup of water.
  • Then heat oil in a deep pan and then add mustard seeds, curry leaves and lenthil.
  • Wait for them to splutter.
  • Then add one onion and fry till lightly brown.
  • Then add the cooked pavakkai and stir-fry for a few minutes.
  • Then add salt, and the paste to the pavakkai.
  • Stir-fry for a few minutes.
  • Then add the tamarind water and let the pavakkai cook well.
  • Then add thovaram paruppu first and let it cook for a few minutes.
  • Add kadalai paruppu and close the pan for another 5 mins.
  • Your pavakkai pitlae is ready to eat.