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Spicy Bittergourd(Pavakka) fry without any bitterness
Published On: 05 May 2006
English: Bitter Gourd
malayalam: Pavakka / Kaippakka
telugu: Kakara Kayi
kannada: Haggala Kai / Hagara Kai
Bengali: Karela / Karola / Uchche
Konkani: Kaarathey / Karathen
for more details, click the name of the ingredient
Bengali: Laban / Noone
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
Scrape the bitter gourds, not completly, only superficially and then, cut them into round, thin pieces.
Place them into a plate or bowl.
Add turmeric powder and salt and mix well. Keep aside for 1 hr.
Grind together garlic, dhalia, coconut, salt, red chilly powder, cumin seeds and turmeric powder.
After an hour, mix the bitter grouds thoroughly, squeezing them in between.
Take a few pieces and squeeze them till the water drains. Do it with all the pieces.
Heat oil in a pan.
Shallow fry or deep fry till the bitter gourd pieces become crispy enough.
:- Fry only a few pieces at a time so that they get fried well.
After all the pieces are fried, add the cut onions into the remaining oil.
When the onions turn golden brown, add half the amount of the ground masala.
Add the fried bitter gourd pieces.
Add the remaining masala and mix well.
Simmer the stove, close the lid and cook for 5 - 10 mins.
:- To get rid of the bitterness, squeeze the pieces well. It all depends on your hand work.I prepared it & it come out yummy.I would like to say that there will be a slight bitterness which is edible.
can u please tell me what is dalia
hi raji dhalia means vechhina senaga pappu in telugu /roasted channa dal
please let me know what is this dhalia.
Can you tell me What is Dhalia?.
it is very yummy dish.thanx
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