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Spices from India

Spices from India have been the soul of global cuisine since time immemorial. Indians have been well versed with growing spices and also with their culinary and medicinal applications much before the rest of the world. The lure of these spices has led to historic explorations, wars and conquests and the country continues to retain its stature as the Spice Bowl of the World.

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Bitter gourd podi recipe

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Recipe Cuisine:Indian |Recipe Category:Condiments
Prep Time30 mins |Cook time: 15 mins |Makes:3/4 cup

Ingredients

Bitter gourd 2

Tamarind 1/4 tsp packed

Garlic 3 flakes

Turmeric 1/4 tsp

Salt as needed

Oil to deep fry

To roast

Chana dal 2 tbsp

Urad dal 2 tbsp

Coriander seeds 2 tsp

Grated coconut - 2 tbsp

Method

1. Wash and remove the middle part (seeds) of the bitter gourd. Chop finely. Mix salt and turmeric and keep aside for atleast 30 mins. Squeeze the excess water well after 30 mins.

2. Heat oil and deep fry the chopped butter gourd until golden in colour, not until its burnt.

3. Drain excess oil in paper towel. Dry roast first chana dal, urad dal, coriander, red chillies until golden.

4. Dry roast coconut separately. cool down all the ingredients roasted. Add garlic and tamarind.

5. Grind all these ingredients into slightly coarse powder along with salt.

Note

o I was thinking about healthy version and thought baking the bitter gourd and trying out the same. If I try, will update here.

o You can skip coconut.


Store in an airtight container and I guess this should keep good for 10 days in room temperature.

Hello everyone! This is Rajeswari from Rak’s Kitchen. I share some of the authentic recipes that I learnt from my mom and mom-in-law. All these day to day cooking recipes include our Indian spices that are easily available and these spices help in a way to balance our health in day to day diet easily.

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