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Pakarkai(bitter guard)pitlai with chickpeas

Pakarkai(Bitter Guard)pitlai with chickpeasRecipe type: Main Dish
Number of serving: 4 servings
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Ready in: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Very Easy
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- Bitterguard 1 big
- Cooked Toor dal 1 cup(approximately 200 g)
- Tamarind 1 lemon size
- Chana dal 1 tablespoon
- Coriander seeds 2 tablespoons
- Red chilly 6 nos
- Grated Coconut 1/2 cup
- Turmeric powder
- salt
- Oil for seasoning
- curry leaves and coriander leaves for garnishing
- Asafotida
- chick peas 1 cup cooked
- Mustard seed

Step 1: In 1 teaspoon oil fry coriander seeds, chana dal, red chilly and coconut till they get golden brown.Allow it to cool and grind to smooth paste.

Step 2: Cut bitterguard in round shape ,add tamarind juice,salt,cooked chickpeas and allow to boil till the vegetable is cooked.

Step 3: Add the cooked toor dal,spice paste, curry leaves to the bitterguard mixture.Stir and cook for few more minutes.

Step 4: Season with mustard and asafotida. serve with plain rice and mixed vegetable dry curry (cabbage,carrot, beans and peas curry)

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