Though bitter in taste, it is better for health. Pavakkai, bitter gourd, karela, the names vary but the benefits are various.
Bitter gourd three
dice into small pieces deseeded
fresh coconut grated one cup
green chillies two
tamarind half a spoon
ghee one spoon
Dice the vegetable and rub salt on the pieces and leave it for thirty minutes. remove the water that has accrued. again rinse with water.
in a kadai heat ghee and sauté the veg on low flame till it becomes crisp or in a microwave sauté it.
add chillies to coconut along with salt and tamarind and grind it to a smooth paste.
add the veg to the paste and mix it thoroughly.
tasty karela kari is ready.