Ha ha ha.. I know its not so difficult to guess what it could all be!!! Anyways name it different and sure would ppl order for it. :) Tats how mom makes me eat such dishes..
Traditionally its called as Paavakka Pitlai.
Bitter Guard(Paavakka) - 6
Tamarind pulp - 1/4 cup
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Jaggery - 1 tsp
Chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Thoor dhall - 1/2 cup
Coconut - 1 tbsp
Red chillies - 4
Cumin seeds(jeera) - 1 tsp
Asafoetida - a pinch
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Salt - for taste
Slit bitter guard and remove the seeds cleanly. Now put it in water and let it boil for 5 min and stain it. This would reduce the bitterness. Now put it in a bowl and add tamarind paste, jaggery, chilly powder, turmeric powder and some salt along wit a little water and let it boil for a while till it gets cooked. Drain it again and keep it aside.
Now soak the thoor dhall in water for one hour. Grind thoor dhall, coconut, red chillies, cumin, asafoetida, turmeric powder and salt coarsely. Do not add water while grinding. It should be like vadai batter. Now stuff this contents into the slits of bitter guard.
Deep fry the stuffed bitter guard in oil till both the contents and the bitterguard gets cooked. Never mind if it is dark. I am sure it tastes heavenly. :)
Stuffed Bitter guard fry is ready to eat. Serve it hot with curd rice. :)
Written by: Nithya
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