Pakarkai(Bitter Guard) Pitlai with Peanuts / பாகற்காய் பிட்லை



Ingredients

* Bitterguard - 1 big
* Toor dal - 1 cup(appr.200gms)
* Soaked Raw Peanuts : 3/4 to 1 cup
* Tamarind - 1 lemon size
* Chana dal - 1tbsp
* Coriander seeds - 2tbsps
* Red chilly - 6nos
* Grated Coconut - 1/2 cup
* Turmeric powder
* salt
* Oil for seasoning
* curry leaves and coriander leaves for garnishing
* Asafoetida
* Mustard seed 


Method

Pressure Cook the toor dal and soaked peanuts with little turmeric powder for 5 whistles.
In 1 tsp oil fry coriander seeds, chana dal, red chilly and coconut till they get golden brown.Allow it to cool and grind to smooth paste.
Cut bitterguard in round shape ,add tamarind juice,salt and allow to boil till the vegetable is cooked.
Add the cooked toor dal,spice paste, curry leaves to the bitterguard mixture.Stir and cook for few more minutes.
Season with mustard and asafoetida. serve with plain rice .
Enjoy... 


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