Bitter gourd lentil curry | Kakarakaya Senagapappu Kura πŸ˜‹ | Side Dish

Side Dish: Bitter Gourd Lentil CurryΒ 

Servings: 4

Duration: 20 mins

Any Indian meal contains Dal, curry, rice, roti and curd it’s so authentic and traditional to have a meal with curries. It’s a complete meal in lunch

Curry is a side dish either wet/ dry prepared out of vegetables/ leafy vegetables. It should be cooked and make sure it contain some amount of nutrients in it for good healthy diet.

Health Benefits of Bitter Gourd:

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Today, I prepared Bitter Gourd lentil curry which turned out tasty and a comfort side dish with rice 🍚

Let’s start with Ingredients and follows Procedure

Ingredients:

  • Bitter Gourd – 1 Bowl – Steamed
  • Bengal gram – 120 gms – Boiled & gently mashed
  • Green chillies – 4
  • Onion – 1 medium sized – finely chopped
  • Tomatoes – 2 – Puree
  • Dry Red chilly – 1
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 6 – chopped
  • Asafoetida / Hing – 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilly Powder- 1 tsp
  • Sambar Powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  • Jaggery pieces – 2 or 2 Tb sp powder
  • Tamarind pulp – 1/2 Tb sp
  • Fresh coconut – Grated – 1/4 cup
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves – 1 small cup
  • Oil – 2 Tb sp

Procedure:

  • Heat skillet pan or deep frying pan over medium heat
  • Add oil, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves, green chillies, dry Red chilly & hing
  • Saute & Add chopped onion
  • Mix well & Add salt, red chilly powder, Sambar powder, turmeric powder, jaggery, tamarind extract, coconut & coriander powder
  • Mix well & Saute 2 minutes
  • Next Add Tomato puree, Mix well and cook 5 minutes
  • Then add cooked dal & 200 ml water, combine well
  • Next Add bitter gourd, gently mix and close with lid
  • Cook 10-15 minutes on low heat
  • Turn off heat & Add chopped coriander leaves
  • Mix well & serve hot with rice 🍚
  • Happy cooking 😌 & Have a great day β˜€οΈ

Step by step process shown below with pictures:

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11 Comments Add yours

  1. Jyoti Rao :) says:

    Wow! Now I can make my Husband eat bitter-gourds. πŸ˜€ Thanks for the recipe Ramya.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ramyarecipes says:

      Haha πŸ˜‚ R u sure ?

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Jyoti Rao :) says:

        Absolutely πŸ˜€

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Megala says:

    Wonderful recipe that hides the bitterness of bitter gourd.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ramyarecipes says:

      Yes it is & Truly amazing food
      Thank you 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  3. InspiresN says:

    wonderful recipe this is new to me !

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ramyarecipes says:

      Okay, if you like bitter gourd then you can tryout. It’s delicious with piping hot rice 🍚

      Thank you 😊

      Liked by 1 person

      1. InspiresN says:

        yes I love bittter gourd and will try this !

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  4. I am a big bitter gourd fan! This is delicious and perfect for rotis

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ramyarecipes says:

      Oh! Like me, then it’s your best choice to try new version of Bitter Gourd πŸ™‚πŸ‘ Thank u

      Liked by 1 person

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