Baby bittergourd - 1/4 kg
Chana dal - 2 tsps
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Dry red chillies - 6-7
Methi (Fenugreek seeds) - 3/4 tsp
Coriander seeds (daniya seeds) - 2 tsps
Fresh grated coconut - 1 Tblsp
Curry leaves - few
Haldi powder - 1/2 tsp
Tamarind - 1 gooseberry size
Salt as required
To roast and grind into paste:
Dry red chillies
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Hing - 1/4 tsp
Ghee - 1 tsp
Cut the baby bittergourds into small pieces wash and keep aside
Take thick tamarind extract water in a vessel
Put the bittergourd pieces into the tamarind water along with 1 tblsp Chana dal.
Keep the vessel with tamarind water and the vegetable on the gas and allow to boil
Add salt, curry leaves, haldi powder and mix nicely and allow the liquid to cook
Now in a wet grinder the grind the roasted items with water and pour it on the boiling liquid
Mix nicely and cook on low flame for some more time.
After the liquid becomes thick put off the gas.
Garnish with coriander leaves.
Take a kadai and season with the items for seasoning with ghee and pour on the pitlai.
The baby bitter gourd pitlai is hot and ready and yummy for consumption.
This pitlai can be had with plain rice and ghee or even with Chappathi as a side dish.