June 21, 2012

Bitter Gourd Sweet and Sour Curry (Kakarakaya Pulusu)

Bitter Gourd  - 250 gms
Onion - 1
Green Chillies - 2
Tamarind juice - 1/2 Cup (thick)
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Jaggery - small piece
Oil - 1 tbsp
Dry red Chilli -1
Garlic cloves - 3 (crushed)
Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
Mustard and Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - few


  • Wash and cut the edges of bitter gourd then chop them into slices. Boil them in salt water till they are tender. Drain the water and keep aside.
  • Heat the oil in kadai, add red chilli, garlic, mustard, fenugreek, cumin seeds, curry leaves. Fry them.
  • Then add chopped onions, green chillies and saute until onions are translucent. 
  • Add bitter gourd pieces, salt, turmeric, red chilli powder, fry for few minutes.
  • Add tamarind juice, jaggery and one cup of water.
  • Cook till the gravy becomes little thick.
  • Serve with rice.

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