Bittergourd Theeyal | How to make Bittergourd Theeyal

By Menaga Sathia  |  16th Nov 2015  |  
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About Bittergourd Theeyal Recipe

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Bittergourd Theeyal

Ingredients to make Bittergourd Theeyal

  • Bittergourd / Pavakkai - 1 Big size
  • tamarind - Small Lemon Size
  • Grated coconut - 1 cup
  • Pearl onions - 5
  • curry leaves - 1 sprig
  • fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • peppercorns - 1/4 tsp
  • coriander powder - 3 tsp
  • red chilli powder - 2 tsp
  • turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • To temper : Coocnut oil - 1 tbsp
  • mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • curry leaves - a few

How to make Bittergourd Theeyal

  1. Soak tamarind in hot water and extract the juice from it. Keep aside. Deseed the bitter gourd, cut into small pieces. In a pan, fry the grated coconut till it becomes brown, stirring continuously on low heat.
  2. Add pearl onions, fenugreek seeds, pepper corns and curry leaves. Once the coconut is roasted well, add the spice powders and switch off the flame. Set aside to cool and grind it to a very fine paste.
  3. Heat oil in a vessel, add the temper items given under the ingredients 'To temper '.
  4. Add the bitter gourd pieces, saute it well for 5 minutes.
  5. Then add tamarind juice + salt.
  6. Once the raw smell of tamarind goes away, add the coconut paste.
  7. Cook it well until the gravy thickens. Serve hot with rice.

My Tip:

The taste will be better the next day. Instead of bitter gourd you can use Pearl onions, Okra, Drumstick and Yam.

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