Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Hagalakayi Gojju(Bitter gourd)


2 cupn chopped Bitter gourd(Hagalakai),

1/4 Table Spoon Turmeric,

Small lemon sized Tamarind,

1/2 Table Spoon chilly powder,

2-3 Curry Leaves,

Salt to taste,

1 chopped onion,

1 chopped tomato,

1/4Table Spoon Mustard seeds,

1 Table Spoon Oil,


1.Add tamarind and 1/2 cup of water in a bowl, smash it and keep it aside.

2.Cut bitter guard into two pieces and remove the seeds.

Chop bitter gourd into small pieces
and put it in a vessel full of water, bring it to boil and drain the water.

(Note:Do this step 2 or 3 times.)

3.Add jaggary, salt, tamrind water, pinch of turmaric powder, chilly powder, water and cook it well.

Once it is cooked, keep the gojju in low flame for around 30 min. Keep stirring the gojju once in 5 mins.

4.Add mustard seeds and oil in a pan. Once it starts spluttering, add curry leaves.

5. Then add onion and tomato,cook about 4 to 5 minutes.

Then add it to Gojju.
Mix well before serving.

Note:Adjust ingredients according to taste,

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We, Yashaswini and Jyothi who never entered kitchen and never knew how make a basic items to (not even coffee or Tea ;-)) before marraige now we are...well... say a good chef!!! We both were colleagues for one year at University of Mysore and our friendship still continues...even one is in US and other in Ireland.Far away...time difference...hmm..yet we both manage to chat and share recipes. And we both together thought of sharing to you all those recipes as many would be like us who didnt know cooking is so simple and easy!.And also we like to share some of the informaion we came to know while cooking say remedies,beautifying using our basic pantry.


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