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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Pavakkai Pitla | Bittergourd Gravy - Type 1 | Diabetic Recipe!

Pavakkai Pitla is very tasty sambar, I never knew this pitla until my mother in law told and taught me when she was here. I will be posting the traditional one, but this one I have changed a bit. I don't do anything for the bitterness as I just love the bitter taste in this. I had packed this for lunch to my hubby to office and everyone loved it.

Pavakkai - 4 nos
Black Channa /Karuppu Kadale - 1 cup
Soya bean - 1/2 cup
Tamarind water - 1 cup
Tomato - 1no
Toor Dal - 1/2 cup

For grinding masala
Onion - 1 no
Whole Dhaniya seeds - 2 tablespoon
Channa Dal/Kadale paruppu - 1 tablespoon
Urad dal - 1 tspn
Dry red chili - 3 nos(As per your spice levels)
Few curry leaves

Oil - 1 tablespoon
Mustard - 1/2 tspn
Curry leaves few

Preparation Method
Soak the dals overnite, pressure cook them with toor dal  separately upto 4 to 5 whistles.
Cut Pavakkai/Bittergourd into small pieces.
Heat a vessel, add bittergourd, tamarind water, tomato, a pinch of salt, turmeric and boil it.
In kadai, put 1/2 tspn oil, and fry all the ingredients under Masala grinding till slight brown.
Allow it to cool.
Grind to a fine paste with little water. Mash or whisk the toor dal with water.
Once the bittergourd is soft and cook, add the steamed dals, ground mixture, dal and allow it to boil well.

Season/Talipu with the above ingredients under seasoning.

Serve hot with steamed plain rice.

This recipe is going to Only South Indian event by Pari and Cooking with Love Granddad guest hosted by Shama started by Saraswathi Iyer.


Mélange on March 20, 2012 at 2:19 PM said...

I love pitla so much...This is one nice way of having bitter gourd in tasty way..looks awesome Saraswathy !

Shobha on March 20, 2012 at 4:53 PM said...

Nice preparation with karelas.

chef and her kitchen on March 20, 2012 at 5:01 PM said...

I had tried this once as bittergourd is liked at home...looks nice

Hema on March 20, 2012 at 7:49 PM said...

I love this pitlai, nice adding soy beans to this..

Jeyashris Kitchen on March 20, 2012 at 8:30 PM said...

my fav recipe, it has been a long time since i made this

Ramya on March 20, 2012 at 8:44 PM said...

I have been wanting to try this recipe for such a long time! Bookmarked!!Looks soo inviting!

Spice up the Curry on March 20, 2012 at 8:45 PM said...

love the recipe. Thank you for sharing

Saraswathi Iyer on March 20, 2012 at 11:47 PM said...

Thank you friends for your lovely comments.

KrithisKitchen on March 21, 2012 at 1:09 AM said...

Have heard of but never tasted pitle... will try from ur space soon..
Serve It - Stir Fried

Fairy Garden on March 21, 2012 at 11:57 AM said...

Its very new to me. should try it out sometime.

Hema's Adugemane

Pari Vasisht on March 21, 2012 at 12:02 PM said...

Dear Saras,
I've had this Pitlai and like it. There is definitely some problem with your space as it takes a lot of time to get loaded, I hope you can correct that.
Thanks for linking it to 'Only'.

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