Thursday, January 15, 2009

Kaarathe talasani

Talasani's usually are vegetable dishes that are seasoned with garlic and red chillies and saute'd till cooked without adding any liquid in it.
Other vegetables prepared similar way are
* Karathe (bitter gourd)
* vaingan ani masinga sang (brinjal and drumsticks)
* vali ani bikkand (malabar spinach and jackfruit seeds).

bitter gourd , 3 medium sized
onions, 3 medium, sliced thin
mustard seeds 1 tsp
red chillie powder 1/2 tsp
jaggery 2 tbsp,
green chillies 3-5 slit
tamarind pulp 2 tbsp
oil 2 tbsp

Make thin slices of kaarathe/bittergourd. Add salt leave aside for 30 minutes. Squeeze out the liquid as much as possible to remove the bitterness.

Heat a kadai add oil season with mustard seeds,sliced onions, green chillies, saute for a few minutes. Add sliced bitter gourd and stir fry for a few minutes till the gourd gets a little crispy. Add red chilli powder,tamarind pulp, salt, jaggery and mix well. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.Serve hot with rice and daalithoy.

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