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Kakarakaya Pulusu ( కాకరకాయ పులుసు, करेला सब्जी, ககரகைய புலுசு)

kakarakayapulusu

Kakarakaya pulusu (കകരകായ പുലുസു, కాకరకాయ పులుసు, करेला सब्जी, ககரகைய புலுசு ) A popular variety of indian food, kakarakaya pulusu is a delicious side dish enjoyed by many.

Regional Dish : Kerala; Andhra Pradesh; Tamilnadu; Karnataka; South India.

Cuisine Style : Andhra | Cooking Time 30 minutes |  Take with Rice | Type curry | Shelf Life : 1 day

Appx. Nutritional values : Calories (4 Kcal), Carbohydrates (4.32 g), Protein ( 0 g), Fat ( 0.18 g).

Ingredients :

  • Bitter gourd     1/2 kg
  • Tomatoes    2(optional)
  • Tamarind pulp    lemon size
  • Onions    3
  • Chillies    3
  • Red chilli powder   1 tsp
  • Turmaric powder    a pinch
  • Salt
  • Jaggery    1 tbsp(or sugar)
  • Coriander leaves

For popu:

  • Oil  2 tsp
  • Red chillis    2
  • Mustard seeds    1/4 tsp
  • Cumin seeds 1/4 tsp
  • Urud dal    1/2tsp
  • Chann dal    1/2 tsp
  • Crushed garlic flakes    5
  • Fenugreek seeds    1/4 tsp (optional)(menthulu)
  • Curry leaves

Method:

For thalimpu :

  1. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urud dal, chana dal, red chilli pcs, curry leaves and crushed garlic flakes and fry till dals turns light brownish.
  2. Add choped onions and choped chillies and fry for 5 mts with low flame.
  3. Add choped bitter gourd and tomato and mix well and cook covered for 10 mts and stir occasionally.
  4. Add turmaric powder, salt, and chiili powder.
  5. Soak tamarind and make one glass of tamarind juice and add it to curry.
  6. Add jaggery and cook with low flame for 15 mts until sauce thickens and remove from fire.
  7. Add coriander leaves.
  8. Ready  to serve with rice.

 

Other variants / Cuisine Style : None.

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