Saturday, July 4, 2009

Kakarakaya Pulusu

Bitter Gourd many will hate its bitter taste, either you love it or hate it , like most bitter-tasting foods, bitter gourd stimulates digestion. Its very helpful for people with sluggish digestion, dyspepsia, and constipation.

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Bitter gourd has been associated with lowering sugar levels in people suffering from diabetes, fights aginst cancer and number of infections , effective in the treatment of psoriasis, generates slimming effects in the body, prevents eye complications, bitter tonic properties made it effective as a blood purifier.
Fresh juice of bitter gourd is good for piles patients.

Kakarakaya Pulusu

What we need :

Bitter Gourd - 3/4 no
Tamarind pulp - 1 bowl
Onions - 2 no (chopped)
Green Chillies - 2 no
Red chillie powder - 1 spoon
Jaggery - small piece/ 2tbsp / as per your taste

Salt and Red chillie Powder for enough taste

How To Do :

  • Peel the outer layer of bitter gourd. If you peel the layer completely you wont get bitter taste , so as to your taste peel the layer.
  • Cut them into pieces and wash them in salt water. So that bitterness will go.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add green chillies and chopped onions and fry till translucent.
  • Add bitter gourd pieces and fry till they turn soft.
  • Add red chillie powder, salt and fry for 1min.
  • Add tamarind pulp , close the lid and cook for 10min.
  • Ones you feel that process is complete and can switch off the flame add jaggery and cook for 2min more.

Here i have my Kakarakaya pulusu with mudda pappu. This tastes good with plan white rice.


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  2. Nice recipe. After knowing the health benefits of Bitter gourd i have starting loving it. Bitter gourd is rich in vitamin A, B1, B2 and c and contains minerals like calcium, phosphorous, iron, copper and potassium.


  3. Hi Avanthi!!!

    Actually i love bittergaurd alot!!!! And i love cooking toooo!!! since many days i wanted to cook kakarakaya pulusu!! but i donno how to cook, once tried with typical style but flopped!! Just now i tried with ur recipe!!! i got it!!! i wanted to do as my mom does!! now itz worked!!!

    Thanks alot!!


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