Saturday, October 8, 2011

Kakarakaya/Bittergourd Pappu

If you love better bitter bittergourd like me, this thick pappu is for you..This pappu goes for easy breezy preparation, i used pressure cooker for making this healthy but super bitter pappu with moongdal and finely chopped bittergourd..Serve this pappu with some lemon pickle, am damn sure you will definitely have a wonderful lunch..Since i used yellow split moongdal for making this pappu, its quite nutritious packed with healthy stuffs in it..Actually i prepared this pappu just to finish up some leftover chopped bittergourd pieces sitting in my fridge after making some bittergourd chips, if you run out of veggies which happened to me,do give a trial to this sort of satisfying, comforting pappu just to finish those leftover chopped veggies..


1cup Bittergourd (chopped)
1/2cup Yellow split moongdal
1no Tomato(chopped)
3nos Green chillies (slit opened)
1tsp Ginger (crushed)
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1/2tsp Mustard seeds, urad dal
1/4tsp Cumin seeds
Curry leaves
2nos Dry red chillies
1tsp Lemon juice
Salt
Oil

Take the washed moongdal, chopped bittergourd pieces,crushed ginger and slit opened green chillies in a pressure cooker with enough water and turmeric powder and cook upto 3hisses, keep aside and let them cool...Meanwhile heat enough oil, fry the mustard seeds, urad dal, cumin seeds and curry leaves..add the chopped tomatoes and saute until they gets well cooked..Add the cooked dal -bittergourd mixture with enough salt to the tomatoes and bring them to boil..finally add the lemon juice and put off the stove..

Serve hot!!

36 comments:

Priya Sreeram said... Reply To This Comment

nice recipe priya- I loveeeeee bitter goud and this looks yum

sangee vijay said... Reply To This Comment

Never tried bittergourd with any dal...this bg pappu sounds interesting and yummy...def moong dal gives nice flavor n taste...can't wait to try it out :)

Hari Chandana said... Reply To This Comment

nice and lovely pappu.. looks really good thanks for sharing :)
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Archana said... Reply To This Comment

Bookmarked. I just fried the bitter gourd. Will try it after I buy fresh one tomorrow .
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Raji said... Reply To This Comment

The daal looks delicious...I have never tried bitter gourd with daal but it sounds like an amazing combo.

Saras said... Reply To This Comment

Love it have with rice and pickle..

Biny Anoop said... Reply To This Comment

wow looks and sounds gr8

Prathima Rao said... Reply To This Comment

An ideal way to serve these healthy bitter gourds!! Never tried them in dal..Must give it a shot :)
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Umm Mymoonah said... Reply To This Comment

Simple, yet delicious.

Kaveri said... Reply To This Comment

Dal with bittergourd is something really new...wonder how it would taste...nice recipe

Pari said... Reply To This Comment

Nice version dear, very andhra style, I know I will love it.

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Krithi's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

I do love better bitter bitter gourd.. I also make it this way! Yumm insnt it...
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Jay said... Reply To This Comment

sounds flavorful n interesting Priya..:)
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julie said... Reply To This Comment

wow..looks yummy yum!!never tried this combo,sure to try out!

Fimère said... Reply To This Comment

c'est très appétissant
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Ivy said... Reply To This Comment

We don't have bittergourd in Greece but the recipe sounds delicious.

Gayathri Narayanan said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Priya, Do you use a particular software to edit and post the photos...how do you get the lighting and captions?

Mimi said... Reply To This Comment

I've never had bitter gourd, it sounds interesting.
Mimi

Priya's Feast said... Reply To This Comment

Never tried kootu in bittergourd,even thou we luv bittergourds..Sounds yum..

Smitha said... Reply To This Comment

never tried pappu with bittergourd!...looks good!

Pushpa said... Reply To This Comment

Pappu looks delicious.

Uma said... Reply To This Comment

Bittergourd with pappu sounds really yumm. Addition of lemon juice is new to me. Yummmm.

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uma

girlichef said... Reply To This Comment

I've never been able to find bitter gourd around here...and I don't have a pressure cooker...but I'd surely eat a big helping if you cooked it for me! Sounds great :)

Priya (elaichii) said... Reply To This Comment

Nice dal with bitter gourd!

Sravs said... Reply To This Comment

Very different and never tried this combo !! Quiet interesting !!

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MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said... Reply To This Comment

This is new to me.Never tried Bittergourd with Dal.Healthy Dal-Bittergourd Fry luks deliciously appetizing.Best match for Steamed rice and Rasam or Chapati Dear.Thanks for sharing this.

Amina Khaleel said... Reply To This Comment

simple and easy... a must try..

Vidhya said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds so yum will try this for lunch tomorrow.

Vardhini said... Reply To This Comment

Love bitter gourd .. looks yummy Priya.

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Sharmilee! :) said... Reply To This Comment

Rice, ghee and dhal - unbeatable combo...with bittergourd sounds yummy

Usha said... Reply To This Comment

I like bitter gourd! Bitter gourd pappu is something new to me and an interesting recipe!

Sensible Vegetarian said... Reply To This Comment

Would love to have this with hot steaming rice.

Elisabeth said... Reply To This Comment

I've never heard of this dish, or the ingredients...probably not even be able to find it here locally, but I sure would love to try it:DDD

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said... Reply To This Comment

wow, amazing, never used kakarkaya in pappu.

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Like bitter gourd but pairing with dhal alone sounds good and new!

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

I don't think I have ever heard about bittergourd pappu. It looks so delicious.