Pitlai
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Pitlai
  Vegetarian    Indian  
Last updated 6/12/2012 1:18:12 AM. Recipe ID 48947. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Pitlai
 Categories: Vegetarian, Indian
      Yield: 4 Servings
 
      2 md Bitter gourds (karela)
    3/4 cn Chickpeas
    1/2 c  Cooked toovar dal
      3    Green chillies slit
  1 1/2 ts Tamarind paste
      3    Red dry chillies
      2 ts Urad dal
  1 1/2 ts Coriander seeds
    1/2 c  Grated coconut
           Peppercorns
    1/2 ts Jaggery or sugar
           Turmeric; to taste
           Salt; to taste
           Mustard seeds (seasoning)
           Curry leaves; seasoning
           Oil; seasoning
 
  Slit karela into four quarters and cut 1/2 inch thick pieces across.
  In a little oil, sauté cut karelas and green chillies. Add 2 cups
  water, tamarind, turmeric and salt. Let simmer until karelas are
  tender. Add chickpeas and jaggery/sugar. While karelas are cooking,
  in another pan sprinkle a little oil and fry coriander seeds, urad
  dal, red chillies and peppercorns until well roasted. Add coconut,
  stir a min or two and then grind in a blender. Add a little tomato
  paste if handy for color. Blend in coconut paste into the
  karela-tamarind mixture. Add the dal. Mix well and reheat a till it
  begins to simmer. Take off stove. Pour seasoning on top.
  
    U15297@uicvm.bitnet (Shyamala Parameswaran)
 




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Recipe ID 48947 (Apr 03, 2005)

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