Sunday, June 30, 2013

Bittergourd & Urad Dal Pappu

Bittergourds are wonderful vegetables and its one the most hated vegetable in the world especially by kids, even i dont like this better bittergourd before,but after going through its nutritional value and health benefits, i started adding them in different dishes. Am trying my best to feed this bittergourds to feed my entrie family eventhough they hate it to the core. Coming to this dish, its one of my recent invention, as dals are our family comforting food.Watever cooked with vegetables and dals or with simply dals goes directly to our comforting food list.

Bittergourd cooked with urad dal and moongdal makes seriously a wonderful dal dish and eventhough this dal have a slight bitter taste its doesnt matter, however i tried my best to feed my family with this healthy vegetable.Served with simple potato fry, we had this bitter dal for our lunch. You can feed easily this dal to diabetic peoples who lives around you and am sure this dish will definitely makes a difference when compared to other dishes prepared with bittergourd.Sending to my own event CWS-Urad Dal guest hosted by Sowmya of Nivedhanam and to my event Healthy Diet-Diabetic Friendly Recipes.


1/4cup Urad dal (deskinned & split)
1/4cup Yellow Moongdal
2nos Bittergourd (chopped)
1no Onion(chopped)
1no Tomato (chopped)
2nos Green Chillies (slit opened)
1tsp Mustard seeds
1/2tspUrad dal
1/2tsp Cumin seeds
2nos Dry red chillies
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
Few curry leaves
Salt
Oil
Chopped coriander leaves

Pressure cook the urad dal,moong dal,chopped bittergourd with turmeric powder and salt with enough water upto 3 hisses.

Keep aside until the steam gets released

Heat enough oil, lets splutters the mustard seeds,urad dal,cumin seeds,asafoetida powder, add the red chillies and fry until they turns brown.

Now add the onions,chopped tomatoes,slit opened green chillies,curry leaves and saute until the veggies gets well cooked.

Add the cooked dal-bittergourd mixture to the tempered spices,cook everything for few minutes,put off the stove.

Add the chopped coriander leaves to dal,give a stir.

Serve hot with papads along with rice or simply with rotis.

18 comments:

  1. very healthy looking dal....thanks for sharing

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  2. I like this. Going to try this soon.

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  3. That's a new combination.. But anything to eat bitter gourd :) A nice innovative way !!

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  4. bien appétissant et tentant
    bonne soirée

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  5. very interesting dal.Never tried urad dhall as a curry.

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  6. looks sooo inviting n yummy...

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  7. delicious, very healthy combo of dhals n veggies :-)

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  8. Comfort n healthy Dal...haven't tried bitter gourd this way...one more recipe to try from ur innovation...will try it soon..

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  9. Thats is a nice combination of adding bittergaud in lentils. This dish looks very comforting.

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  10. Priya, first of all lots of changes in your presentation and photography! Looks great :) And the recipe sounds unique and delicious!

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  11. Very healthy dish.. Loved it.. Thanks for sharing Priya :-)

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  12. bittergourd and dal...nice combination priya...Looks good

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  13. err I dont like bitter gourd too ;). curry looks delicious !

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  14. I am a fan of Bittergourd in any form. New combination.

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  15. love the flavor and aroma of Bittergourd!! Thanks for linking it to my event!! Looking for more yummy recipes!!
    Sowmya
    Event - Flavors of Germany/Savory
    Event - VFAM–Onions

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