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Bitter gourd is known by the names  pagarkai in Tamil, Kakarakaya in Telugu, Karela in Hindi. It is a delicious gravy made with tamarind. This gravy goes well with steamed rice. Kindly check below for the yummy gravy with procedure and step by step images and a short video.

Bitter gourd rounds two cups
coconut grates one cup
garlic pulses two
shallots half cup
Red chilly two
roasted coriander seeds, cumin seeds and red chillies five
pepper one spoon
jaggery one piece
Tamarind one amla size
cooking oil one tablespoon.
gingelly oil two tablespoons
mustard seeds turmeric one spooncurry leaves half cup
roasted fenugreek powder half pinch
asafoetida half pinch
fried gram one full spoon
coriander leaves half cup
Wash the bittergourd and cut it into thin rounds with seeds using chips cutter. Put roasted coriander, cumin seeds, pepper seeds and red chillies together in the mixie jar and grind them into fine powder. Transfer the powder in a airtight container for the future use. Shredded cocon…