Pagarkai Curry or Bittergourd Curry

Bittergourd - 3 large
Urad Dal Seeds -1/2 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Red Chillies - 1
Red chilly powder
Turmeric Powder - a pinch
2 -3 tsp Oil
Curry leaves
How to Cook:
Chop the bittergourd into round shape slices..remove the seeds..Keep it ready..
Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard ,urad dal seeds. Once they start spluttering add red chillies.Then add the chopped broad beans
Add turmeric powder ,salt. add red chilli powder.Cover it with a lid and let it cook well for 3 to 5 mins.If its well cooked u can see the vegetables turn light green.
Stir well.Now dont cover the pan..Add some 1/2 tsp oil and mix well.the beans should not stick to the pan.
Thats it..ready to serve..
Serve hot with rice and Sambar or rasam .
Glossary :
English: Bitter Gourd
Tamil: Pavakkai or pagarkai

Telugu: Kakarakaya

Hindi: Karela

Kannada: Hagalkai
Malayalam: Kaipakka


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