Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A suitable side dish ( for phulka roti) from bitter gourd

It is totally a new item. You will usually prepare bitter gourd sambar, pitlai, fried bitter gourd etc. But now it is for roti's side dish.

1/4 kg bitter gourd,
one big onion finely chopped,
2 tomatoes finely chopped,
 4 tomotoes for puri(grind it in a mixie jar and extract juice and keep it aside) or you can use readymade puri.
2 green chillies,
one inch ginger,
garlic is optional,
grated coconut powder one table spoon,
green coriander leaves finely chopped two table spoons

cut the bitter gourd into slices and add curd, turmeric and salt in it mix well and keep it aside.

for tempering
Jeera, ani seed(soumph), one teaspoon Red chilli powder, one teaspoon dhania powder, turmeric powder 1/4 tea spoon, 1/4 teaspoon garam masala, salt to taste.

grind green chillies with coconut powder, ginger,(garlic), and green coriander leaves one table spoon. cooking oil for tempering.

Now put a non stick pan or thick bottomed kadai in the stove and pour some cooking oil. Temper with jeera, soumph and add chopped onions. fry till it becomes golden brown.  add chopped tomotoes and fry it also. Now add the grinded paste and fry for some time simultaneously adding chilli powder, dhania powder and turmeric powder. now add the mixed bitter gourd into it after drain the water from the vegetable. fry for some time.  Now add some water and required salt. Already the bitter gourd was salted so add the required salt only. Add the tomoto puri. Add water to make the required consistency. Boil it for sometime and while removing  add the garam masala and garnish with the remained coriander leaves.  This will be a suitable side dish for Phulka roti or Parota.

Next item also from bitter gourd only and you can keep it like a pickle.

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