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BITTERGUORD /KARELA/PAVAKAI FRY

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As the name suggests the taste is the most bitter among all fruits and vegetables. It can be used as both medicine also as food. This is a simple recipe made in South Indian style goes well with plain rice or as a side dish with rasam rice,sambar rice and even for curd rice.

Ingredients:

*Bitterguord -2 or 3Nos
*Onion-3 Nos
*Tomato-3 Nos
Jaggery3 to 4 tsp
Chilly Powder1tsp
Turmeric Powder 1/4 tsp
Mustard swwds1/4 tsp
Urad dhal1/2/tsp
Hing a pinch
Oil
Salt as required

METHOD:
1.Remove the seeds and cut the bitterguord into cubes.
2.In a kadai first put oil then mustard seeds and when it splutters add urad dhal.
3. To it add curry leaves
4.Add chopped onions and bitterguord and fry them.
5.After sometime add tomatoes,them add turmeric powder,chilly powder and required salt and fry well.
6.When almost done add jaggery and mix well. Fry till everything mixes well.

If for diabetes patients need not add jaggery.