Athalakkai Kuzhambu

Athalakkai Kuzhambu

Athalakkai(Momordica cymbalaria) is a wild vegetable from bitter gourd family. This recipe involves cooking it with spicy gravy.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Athalakkai
  • 1 Tamarind - lemon size, soaked in water
  • 2 teaspoons Coriander seed powder
  • 2 teaspoons Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • 2 Tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 pinch hing
  • 1/2 teaspoon Fenugreek seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • 4 -5 Garlic cloves
  • 1 cup Shallots, peeled
  • 1/2 Coconut, chopped

Instructions

  1. Blend cocount and tomato to paste. Keep aside.
  2. Heat oil. splutter mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, hing, curry leaves.
  3. Fry shallots and garlic, till onions are brown.
  4. Add and roast coconut paste along with other spices.
  5. Adjust taste with sugar and tamarind. Add water as per consistency required. Continue cooking till recipe thickens to desired consistency.
  6. Serve Athalakkai kuzhambu along with steam rice.

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