Thursday, August 18, 2011

Pavakka-Parippu Thoran

Bittergourd/Pavakka chopped: 1cup
Toor dhal: 1/4 cup
Turmeric powder: 1tsp
Green chili chopped: 2-3 nos
Salt: to taste
Sliced shallots: 4-5 nos
Curry leaves: few
Grated coconut: 1/2 cup
Oil – 2 tbsp

Cook dhal with water, 1/2 turmeric powder and salt, keep it aside. Combine bittergourd, 1/2 tsp tumeric powder, green chilli and grated coconut with your hands. Heat oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds, add curry leaves and shallots, saute well . Add the preapred bittergourd mix, saute well. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Remove lid and add the cooked dhal, Saute well and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Serve with rice.