Pavakkai Pitlai


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This is an excellent low cal south Indian recipe as bitter gourd in itself is good for cutting out sugar from our body.

it is best when served with hot rice.

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Pavakkai Pitlai recipe - How to make Pavakkai Pitlai

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  1. Take the bitter gourd and cut longitudinally .remove seeds and cut into small pieces.
  2. Take the roasting ingredients and roast it till urad dal turns golden brown.
  3. Take the grated coconut and the roasted ingredient and grind it to a paste adding a little water.
  4. Now boil the bitter gourd in tmarind water,with salt,and haldi .
  5. After the gourd is fully boiled pour the ground paste in it.let it boil in sim for 6-8 min then add the gur to it.and sim for 2-3 min and switch of for tadka take sarson and curry leaves in gingelly oil and when sarson splutters add to the dish.

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This recipe was contributed by slim on 08 Dec 2000

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