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Friday, April 2, 2010

KAKARA KAYA PULUSU(BITTER GOURD)

Kakarakaya pulusu:
Though kakarakaya( bitter gourd) is bitter to taste,but is a good food for especially Diabetics. Sugar patients can reduce the sugar level which we use in this item.Or else Sugar can be omitted ,but its a variety food item.
Materials:
Bitter gourd 2 nos(medium)
Onions 4 nos
Tamarind paste4 to 5 tea spoons
Salt to taste
Rice flour (for thickening) 3 spoons
Jaggery or sugar 4 to 5 sp
Seasoning:
Oil 2 tsp
Mustard seeds half sp
Menthulu a pinch
Red Mirchi 3 to 4 nos
Green Mirchi 4 nos slits
Method:
Chop Bitter Gourd and Onions in to small pieces.Place Kadai on the Stove,add Oil and fry Onion & Bitter Gourd pieces for 5 mins until light brown.Add 4 to 5 cups of water to the Tamarind Paste,mix it well.Now add the Tamarind Juice to the kadai and also add the seasoning to it.Then add Jaggery and Salt to it.Let it boil till 10 to 15 mins in medium fire.Lastly take 3 sps of Rice Flour add a cup of water to it,mix well, then add the rice flour mix to the Kadai.Turn the Stove to  low flame  and boil for 5 more mins ,then switch it off.
No Garnishing is required to this.
If more Jaggery or Sugar is added it is a ffine combination even with Curd Rice.For children more Sugar can be added.

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