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Sweet & sour bitter gourd
Published On: 01 Feb 2011
English: Bitter Gourd
malayalam: Pavakka / Kaippakka
telugu: Kakara Kayi
kannada: Haggala Kai / Hagara Kai
Bengali: Karela / Karola / Uchche
Konkani: Kaarathey / Karathen
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malayalam: Puli / Valan Puli
kannada: Hunase Hannu / Huli
Bengali: Tentool / Tetul
Konkani: Chinchamb / Amptan
Oriya: Tentuli / Dalima
Kashmiri: Tamber / Tambari
malayalam: Sharkkara / Vellam
telugu: Bellam / Bellamu
hindi: Gura / Gur
Gujarati: Gol / Gur
English: Green Chillies
tamil: Pachchii Milagai
telugu: Patchimirapa / Pachchi Mirapakayalu
kannada: Hasi Menasinakai
hindi: Hara Mircha / Hari Mirch
Bengali: Kancha Lanka / Maricha
Konkani: Jeevisaang / Tanrni Mirsang / Tanrni Miriyasang
Marathi: Pachchai Milagai
Oriya: Lila Marcha
English: Mustard Seeds
kannada: Sasuve / Karisasive
hindi: Rai / Banarasi Rai / Sarson
Bengali: Sarsay / Shorshe / Rai
Oriya: Sorisa / Sarosha
Punjabi: Rai / Banarasi Rai / Kalee Sarson
Kashmiri: Aasur / Sorisa
Urudu: Rai, Banarasi Rai, Kalee Sarson
English: Cumin Seeds
tamil: Seerakam / Jeerakam
telugu: Jeelakara / Jidakara / Jikaka
hindi: Jeera / Jeeru / Safaid Jeera / Zeera / Shimai Shombu
Bengali: Jeera / Zeera / Safed Jira
Gujarati: Jeeru / Jiru / Safed Jiraun
Konkani: Jeerey / Jeren
Marathi: Jeera / Jeregire
Oriya: Jira / Jeera
English: Turmeric Powder
kannada: Arashina / Harasina Pudi
hindi: Haldi / Hardhar
Gujarati: Hardhar / Haldi
Marathi: Halad / Halede
Oriya: Haladi Gunda
Punjabi: Haldar / Haldi
Cut the bitter gourd into some what thin round slices. Extract pulp from tamarind and keep aside.
Take a deep bottomed frying pan, add oil and heat. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, garlic bulbs and onion pieces and fry until onions turn deep brown.
Add the bitter gourd pieces, red chilly powder, turmeric powder, chopped green chillies and stir fry for 5 minutes. Now add the tamarind pulp and powdered jaggery and water. Add salt, put a lid on the pan and allow to simmer until the bitter gourd pieces are cooked well.
Remove the lid and cook for some more time until the preparation becomes slightly thick.
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