Friday, February 12, 2010

Kakarakaya Pulusu / Bitter Gourd Pulusu / Bitter Gourd Soup

Bitter Gourd is a vegetable ,which have  lot of  medicine values.This is the best medicine for the people who suffering from diabetes.It helps to lowering the sugar levels of diabetic person.and it is also have vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin A,B1,B2,B3,C and iron,pottasium,calcium.Bitter gourd has lot of health benefits.
Ingredients:
Kakarkaya /Bitter Gourd - 2 nos
Chana Dal - 2 tsp
Tamarind pulp(thick) -2 cup
Gaggery-3 tsp
Red chilly powder-2 tsp
Sesame seeds powder-2 tsp(optional)
Turmeric powder-1 tsp
Salt to taste
Curry leaves-1 spring
Vegetable oil-3 tsp
Coriander,cumin,mustard seeds-1 tsp
Method :
First peel the excess layer of the bitter gourd. cut into round pieces,and remove the seeds.soak ,wash in a salt water for few mins.then the bitterness will go.heat the oil in a kadai add coriander,cumin,mustard seeds.when it splutter add chana dal saute till it turned into light golden color.
then add washed bitter gourd pieces,curry leaves,turmeric powder.
saute for few mins till it leaves raw smell.then cover the lid cook for 2 to 3 mins.
now add tamarind pulp,red chilly powder,salt to it .
if u like the pulusu like thin consistency add few water according to your taste. bring it to boil.
then add gaggery and sesame powder
 cook till the tamarind become soft.garnish with coriander leaves.that'it hot hot kakarkaya pulusu is ready.
serve with hot rice and cooked dal(mudda pappu).
I am sending this recipe to Yasmeen  Health Nut Challenge 4:Bitter Better Health 

14 comments:

Pavithra said...

I love bittergourd so much and love the pulusu .. too tempting...

Gita said...

Nice step by step clicks dear...pulusu looks so tempting..would love to have it with rice now :)

Vrinda said...

Bitter gourd is my fav,but never tried soup with it...looks yumm and healthy...

Sowmya said...

bitter gourd soup?....sounds g8..i like BG in any form..your soup is perfect n looks delicious...nice idea...n wonderful presentation dearie...

Tina said...

Its new to me...Looks yummy...

Prathibha said...

Looks different...bitter gourds are always welcome at our place

Guntur Traditions said...

oh my god!!!
this pulusu is my fav and brings back soo many memories...
back at home me and my grandpa used grow these kakarakaya plants and its my duty to pluck these when they are ready .
Amma used to make this pulusu for me .
We also do it in same way but with little variation .
Bundle of thanks swapna for this post

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Great post and lovely photo, thanks for sharing....

Haddock said...

.....and healthy too.

ruchikacooks said...

I have'nt heard of a soup with bitter gourd. Unique and healthy. Thanks for sharing.

Swapna Sree said...

Thank u all,,Thank u so much for all your compliments..

Renuka Bedre - Rao said...

First time I am hearing this! very interesting recipe..THanks for sharing!!

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Wow Kankarakaya pulusu looks very tempting... I could finish off the entire bowl with rice... Slurrp slurrp... Happy Vday, your foto frames were looking really gorgeous!!!

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Swapna Sree said...

Thanks a lot Ramya for your compliments...