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Saturday, June 13, 2020

Hagalakayi Mosaru Gojju / Bitter Gourd Raitha

1 cup chopped Bitter Gourd / Hagalakayi
2 cups Curd / Yogurt
1-2 Green Chillies
Pinch of Turmeric powder
Pinch of Asafotida powder
1/4 tsp Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1 tsp Black Gram seeds
1 - 2 broken Red Chillies
2 strands of Curry Leaves
Salt to taste
2 - 3 Tbs Oil

Remove the seeds and cut the bitter gourd into small pieces as shown in the picture below. Chop green chillies into two halves.

Put 2 Tbs oil, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, black gram seeds, broken red chillies in a thick bottomed vessel/pan and heat.

Once it starts spluttering add pinch of asafoetida, green chillies, curry leaves and fry them for few seconds.

Add chopped bitter gourd, pinch of turmeric powder, salt and fry them for about 10 -15 mins in low/medium flame until it is cooked properly as shown in the picture below. Keep it aside till it comes to room temperature.

Put cooked bitter gourd, 2 cups of curd, required amount of salt in a bowl and mix well.(You can add little amount of milk if curd is too thick or it is sour.)  It goes well with rice/chapathis/paratas.