Pavakai Kootu @ Bitter Gourd in Thick Gravy.
1 medium sized bitter gourd - halved, remove the seeds, cut into very thin slices.
1 onion - sliced
2 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 dry chilly
1 tsp mustard seeds
a sprig of curry leaves
1/2 tsp of tumeric powder
1tsp of garam masala
1/2 tsp of currry powder
juice from 1/2 lime
to grind the following : - 3tbs of shredded coconut, 1tsp of coriander seeds and I tsp of cumins - grind to a fine paste
salt to taste
- Heat oil, once hot, add mustard seeds,once it starts to splutter, add onion, saute till soft, add ginger garlic paste and curry leaves.
- Add in bitter gourd, stir fry till done, add salt, tumeric powder, garam masala and curry powder. Stir well.
- Add the grinded paste,mix well.
- Remove from fire and add lime juice from half lime.
- Serve hot.