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:

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

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  2. 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 :)

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  3. nice and lovely pappu.. looks really good thanks for sharing :)
    Indian Cuisine

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

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  5. Love it have with rice and pickle..

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  6. An ideal way to serve these healthy bitter gourds!! Never tried them in dal..Must give it a shot :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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

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  8. I do love better bitter bitter gourd.. I also make it this way! Yumm insnt it...
    Krithi's Kitchen
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  9. sounds flavorful n interesting Priya..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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

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  11. c'est très appétissant
    bonne journée

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Cheers,
    uma

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  18. 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 :)

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

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  20. 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.

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  21. Sounds so yum will try this for lunch tomorrow.

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  22. Love bitter gourd .. looks yummy Priya.

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

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

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  25. Would love to have this with hot steaming rice.

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  26. 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

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

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

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