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"Mane Adige" means "Home Food" in kannada and this blog is all about recipes that I cook. Most of the recipes I post here will be from "Mangalooru" and "Bengalooru " regions of Karnataka,India. Rest of them are the one's which I try out by improvising the recipes got from different sources.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Hagalakayi Palya/Bitter Gourd Sabzi

Life has been pretty busy for me in the past few days and I haven't been doing much of cooking.... I have been sticking to recipes that get done fast and do not require too much preparation! Here's one such sabzi that I made today. Not that it gets done fast..... But its quite easy to make and takes very few common ingredients that would usually be available in your pantry.

Ingredients:

3 Bitter Gourds/Karela/Hagalakayi , medium sized

1/2 tsp Haldi

4-5 tsp Oil

1/2 tsp Mustard seeds

3-4 Curry leaves

A pinch of hing

1 tsp Rasam/Sambhar powder of your choice

2" Jaggery cube

3/4 tsp Tamarind paste OR 1 big lemon sized tamarind pulp soaked in warm water

1 tbsp Grated coconut, fresh/frozen

Salt as per taste

Method:

  1. Remove seeds from the bitter gourds and chop them finely; Add haldi,salt and mix well; Keep aside for about 30-40 mins.
  2. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan;Temper with mustard seeds, hing and curry leaves.
  3. Squeeze out the juice from the chopped bitter gourd and add to the tempering.
  4. Cook on medium heat until they turn crisp and lightly brown in color; Saute regularly.
  5. Add rasam powder, jaggery, tamarind, coconut and mix well; Add salt if required and cook for couple of more minutes. At this point, you might want to add  more tamarind or jaggery depending on the taste.
  6. Remove from stove and serve hot with rice or rotis. Enjoi!

Serves: 2 people

Prep Time: 20-25 mins

34 comments:

Nags said...

that looks a lot like okra :) i am not a bitter gourd fan, however healthy it is :D

Sia said...

my fav veggie:) i add onion and green chillies too for little crunch.

Happy cook said...

Me too am not a fan of this vegetable. I was forced to eat them when iwas at home and i hated them

Vanamala said...

Hey iam fan of hagalakayi but never know this palya. Only i will use for gojju in that.

Seema said...

I love bitter gourd! Nice one ramya. I can just eat rice & this curry by itself.. or with curd rice! Yum yum!!

Asha said...

I just need some Akki rotti now with that yummy palya!:))

Uma said...

I use curry powder with bittergourd. Never used sambar or rasam powder. Looks yummy! I shall try it.

Mythreyee said...

This is just wonderful. I make haagalkaai pickle. Your's is a must try recipe. Thanks!

Sagari said...

I just love karela when we add jaggary to it

Laavanya said...

This looks yummy. I love pavakkai.

Dhivya said...

wow....bitter gourd..my hubby loves to eat...nice dish..hope he likes these..will surely try

vimmi said...

Love bittergourd. was looking for a recipe like this for a long time. didn't know the name. will surey try it. thanks.

Red Chillies said...

Tell me about Hagalkaai as I can eat it 365 days. Loved your palya even I kind of make a gojju like that.

Kalai said...

I love bittergourd! This one sounds like a great balance of flavors, too. :)

Richa said...

hey, karela subzi looks d-lish :)

LG said...

Loved this palya and I have few BG left a home. Will try it.

easycrafts said...

ohhh karela...i run away from it...but ur dish looks inviting

Sig said...

oolala i LOVE bitter gourd, can't get enough of it... love this recipe Ramya!

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Mishmash ! said...

I like bitter gourd in any type of prep and i love it when grated coconut is also added.....the combi is great right :)

Shn

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Nice way to eat Bitter gourd...Nice picture....

ramya kiran said...

hey ramya.how ru?hey ur saagu recipe was just mind blowing..i hav prepared twice in 2 weeks..thanks a big ton for that..hope to hav many more mouth watering recipes like this..

ramya kiran said...

hi ramya..how ru?love ur recipes..can u pls post the recipe for veg kootu?i miss eating it.i used to love them at weddings..tk care..hope u dont mind..

musical said...

I love bitter gourds! Your recipe is such a simple and yummy way to enjoy this vegetable!

Archana said...

hey - i make it very similar, I add some amchur powder and coarsely pounded groundnuts.

Archana said...

You know what, off late,my cooking has back seat as well, all are unwell at my place including me.

Ramki said...

Hi Ramya ,

I've blogged your Hagalkai Paalya as a model recipe in the 1001 South Indian Curries cookbook at
http://ramkicooks.blogspot.com

/Thanks for the detailed recipe

Ramki

vimala said...

hey ramya, this sabzi tastes real good...thanks for ths one.

Deepan said...

Looks really yummy. Nice recipe. After knowing the health benefits of Bitter gourd i have starting loving it. Bitter gourd is rich in vitamin A, B1, B2 and c and contains minerals like calcium, phosphorous, iron, copper and potassium.

Bitter-Gourd

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