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Friday, 7 November 2008
Spicy Bitter Gourd (Palya / Upkari)
This is a simple recipe given to me by my mom. I like bitter gourd and mom taught me to reduce the bitterness from this veg and she successfully manages to do so unlike me . ;)
Ingredients 2 bitter gourds chopped coarsely 2 medium sized tomatoes finely chopped 1 medium sized onion finely chopped 1 tsp chilli powder 1 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp oil
Method Add 1 tsp salt to the bitter gourds and allow it to stand for half an hour and later squeeze the water out of the gourds. Now heat oil and saute the onions till it starts turning golden brown and then add tomatoes and cook them for 2 mins. Add salt ,chilli powder and gourds, cover and cook till the gourds are tender. This may take about 15 mins. Serve this with rice or chappati.
The recipes posted are "tried and tested". The quantity of salt , chilies and red chili powder given are according to my taste and to help people new to cooking. These can be altered according to your taste. Some of the recipes are my own . Some borrowed from kith and kin and some adapted from other bloggers and websites and for these credentials and reference are given . Any resemblance to these recipe are purely coincidental.
I was a "dustbin" (thats how my friends addressed me as...), I would eat everything and anything (vegetarian of-course !) that my friends didnt want to eat and eventually i would be offered their left overs. I dint complain instead i relished evrything and i wished that i would get more left overs the next day... This desire for good food led to fascination and inquisitiveness for good food and finally i m on the road to explore different cuisines to suit my taste buds......