Bitter Gourd Sweet Tangy Rice Dish( Kayi Rasa in Udupi )
The name of the vegetable Bitter gourd, itself speaks about its bitterness. But did you know a sweet tangy rice side dish can be prepared from it by vanishing all its bitterness?
All you require is:
2 to 3 Bitter gourds
3 spoons Urad dal
Half spoon Jeera
2 spoons Corriander
3 to 4 seeds Methi
4 spoons of coconut grates
Salt for taste.
Wash Bitter gourd and deseed them.
Chop them into small pieces.
Now take a clean vessel, add chopped bitter gourd, tamarind water and jaggery. Boil them all together in a low flame. Do not close the lid of the vessel. The bitterness goes on decreasing when they are boiled with open lid.
Amount of Jaggery should be 3 times the amount of tamarind.
Add water if required, add asafoetida, turmeric and salt to taste.
Let them boil till the bitter gourd softens.
Now take a deep pan, add 3 spoons urad dal and oil and fry till golden brown. Keep aside to cool down.
To the same pan add half spoon jeera, 2 spoon corriander, 3 to 4 seeds of methi and 3 red chillies. Fry them all till golden brown with cooking oil.
Take a mixer jar and grind all fried ingredients including urad dal and grated coconut. Blend to a fine paste using water.
Once the Bitter gourd is softened add the grinded masala to the boiling vessel. Boil for 2 minutes and switch off the flame.
Bitter Gourd Sweet Tangy Rice Dish is ready to serve.
Serve with Hot rice .
The dish comes out to be so sweet and tangy that you will be surprised which vegetable you have used :)
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