Monday, 18 November 2013

Pavakkai(Bitter gourd) Kara kulambu

Kara kuzhambu is traditionally made with vattrals or dried veggies like sundakkai etc. But this recipe could also be made with everyday vegetables like bitter-gourd, brinjal, garlic, okra etc. Puli or kara kozhambu's usually tastes great on the second or third days.
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Prep Time : 10 min|Cook Time : 30 min|Serves   :4 persons
Ingredients:
Bitter gourd
1( cut in rounds)
Onion
1 no
Tomato
1 no
Tamarind
1 medium amla size
Green chillies
3 slits
Dry red chillies
2 nos
Hing
¼ tsp
To temper
Oil
4 tbsp
Mustard seeds
1 tsp
Fennel seeds
1 tsp
Curry leaves
1 sprig
Turmeric powder
¼ tsp
Chilli powder
1 tsp
Coriander powder
1 tsp
Sambhar or vathakulambu powder
2 tsp
 Method
1. Soak the tamarind in 2 cups of warm water.Sprinkle salt on the sliced bitter gourd and leave it for about 10 minutes. Then squeeze the water out. This will reduce the bitterness.pavakkai12.  Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds to splutter. Now add fennel seeds, dry red chillies and curry leaves. Add hing, fry the onion to pink color. Add tomatoes followed by the masala powders. Adjust salt.Sauté these well till it comes to a thick gravy consistencypavakkai 2 3. Now add the bitter gourd pieces and mix well.Pour in the tamarind juice. Let this mixture comes to a boil. pavakkai 34.  Add water to the rice flour and make it into a thin paste.Pour this into the kulambu and keep stirring continuously.pavakkai 45.  Reduce the flame and cook for 10 mines, till the curry comes to a thick consistency. Lastly add all the remaining oil.IMG_20131114_0725146 Serve with rice and appalam.
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Notes
Fry the bitter gourd in the oil before adding to curry.(optional)
 

27 comments:

  1. Lovely kara kuzhambu with pavakkai! Will try this for sure.

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    1. Thanks sandhya and swapna. I too love it but wanted in a form of kara kulambu.Surely you should try da.

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  3. love bitter gourd, new way to try it.

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  4. That looks so good and very inviting I am hungryyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

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  5. Super yummy, tangy kara kuzhambu, love the color....

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  6. What a lovely color !! Yum :)

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  7. like this new method of karela...looks yummy...

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    1. Yes dear..I wanted this dish to be tangy and tasty.I wanted my kids to intake this veggie at least in which they have.All tine they avoid coz of its bitterness.

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  8. yummy.... bitter gourd curry..:)

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  9. spicy & tempting bitter gourd kuzhambu...love it with rice n papad :)

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  10. kuzhambu with all flavours,love it

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    1. Thanks Such,Sangi and Babi..Try it and u will love it.

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  11. lipsmacking combo...nice presentation dear..:)

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  12. Bitter gourd and tamarind is always a great comb..yummy curry..

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  13. tempting kara kuzhambu, love it!!!

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  14. Kara kuzhambu with pavakaai looks delicious shobana, I made one with coconut paste Love your version, sure going to try this one. thanks for sharing with Diabetes recipes.

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  15. Thank you all of them for stopping by and left your valuable comments.It meant lot to me.

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  16. Yummy Kara kuzhambu dear ...Love it !!

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  18. Hi Shobana .. Thank you For trying out our Recipe. We are Glad it came out so well for you :)

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