Hagalakayi Kobbari Pudi/Spicy Bittergourd powder

If you love bitter gourd, you will definitely love this powder. I am sure you would fall in love with this powder. Do make some when you find bitter gourd next time in your kitchen.
It is also considered as a very good banathi (post partum) food. 






Ingredients :

Bitter gourd : 1 (wash and grate)
Dry Coconut : 1 cup (1 cup holds 100ml water)
Dry Red Chillies : 4 (adjust according to your spice levels)
Salt : as required
Tamarind : 1" piece
Jaggery : 1 small piece
Oil : 1/2 tsp
Turmeric and salt for soaking bittergourd.

Method:
1. Mix salt and turmeric with grated bitter gourd(BG) and leave it aside for 1/2 hr. Do not cover the bowl in which you keep BG.
2. After half an hour squeeze the water from BG. Add little water and squeeze out the water again. By doing this bitterness of BG will be reduced.
3. Take half a tsp of oil in a hot thick bottomed pan and fry red chillies. Place them in a mixer/blender. To the same oil add BG and fry till they are crisp and golden brown. Switch off the stove and remove crisp BG
to a plate. Add dry coconut to the pan and keep it aside. The hotness in the pan is enough for the coconut to make it warm.
4. To the mixer which already has chilli in it add salt, tamarind and jaggery. Powder it. Add grated dry coconut to it and pulse again. Finally add crisp BG to the mixer and pulse/powder again. Do not over grind the mixture. Keep it coarse. Remove the ready chutney powder to a plate and spread it. Allow it to cool down.
5. Serve it with hot rice and enjoy the bitter, spicy BG with a hint of sweetness.

A closer look...........





32 comments:

Cham said...

Such a new recipe with BG- Can we store for few days?

YOSEE said...

I have had this pudi, without copra. I'm sure the kobri will add its special flavour to it .

notyet100 said...

this looks delicious....new for me ,,,

Happy Cook said...

Never had this powder i so so love that cute pot.

kitchen queen said...

I love all powders in any form to have with rice.This one sounds delicious and worth making.

shanthi said...

Different and delicious

Deepa G Joshi said...

never thought we could make chutney powder of bitter gourd..looks good. nice click.

Priya said...

Very interesting pudi, that too with bittergourd..

Asha said...

YUM! Never knew you could make Hagalkai chutney, looks delicious. I will bookmark it, don't have that veg now.

Prathibha said...

I love this bitter gourd powder..amma makes in a different way...infact she has parcelled me some now which me n hubby are enjoying..will try to post her recipe soon before it gets over...

Pavithra said...

Looks so delicious and actually i was looking for different bitterguard podi other than which i usually do. Thanks and I have bookmarked it too.

LG said...

@ Cham,

Yes you can store for a minimum of 2 weeks.

@Prathibha,
I will wait to see your post :)

Anonymous said...

HI Lakshmi, nanu idu thinde illa...will try it ... :)
Mangala

Indrani said...

Bittergourd powder..never thought of anything like this, that too with bittergourd...just excellent, LG

Tina said...

Its new to me...Looks spicy and yummy..

Rekha said...

Hmm hagalkai pudi is something that i always wanted to try but never did, seeing ur recipe now, I think I must do it ASAP.

sowmya.s said...

this is a good recipe..am going to try this sometime..

Veda Murthy said...

I might try this coz i love bittergourd and chutney pudis....so with nice hot masuri rice with oil!!!!!yum yum yum

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Lovely ...never tried this i guess!!

Smitha said...

Wow...did not know bitter gourd is allowed during banantana :( Did not get to have it..

Uma said...

Cool..this is a nice one..BG is my Hubby Fav...will try this weekend and comment on it

AshKuku said...

Lovely uniquely made bitter gourd.... Looks appealing.....

Ash...
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Parita said...

Very unique podi! Today is probably bittergourd day as i have seen 3 to 4 recipes on bittergourd today!

Madhuri said...

Adding bitterground sounds different. Will try

Sush said...

wow!!,idannu khanditha madthene naanu, hegidru hagalkayi ide maneli :)
Thanks a lot for such a wonderful recipe LG.

Padhu said...

I have never prepared bittergourd powder .Thanks for sharing.
http://padhuskitchen.blogspot.com/

Uma Maheswari said...

Hey cool recipe..Prepared it today...came out wel. just that the snap was not good..Swapla Adjust Maadi..
http://uma-soapbox.blogspot.com/2010/01/pavaka-coconut-podi.html

ವನಿತಾ / Vanitha said...

Wow.this is new for me..&.My favourite BG..definitely gonna try :-)

Kalyani said...

wow ! this is going to be some differently refreshing way to use haagalakai (bittergourd)...my mom makes curry, gojju, sambhar and kootu from BG (all of which I love to hate) ! but this is a nicer way to have BG and also appease hubby dahling who just loves BG in any form !
btw LG, I have a doubt: if u r adding water after marinating with salt and turmeric for washing the BG, wont it take too much oil to actuallyfry the BG crisp?? just a thought!!

LG said...

@Kalyani,
You have to squeeze out water from BG. Then you will not require more oil for frying BG.

ವನಿತಾ / Vanitha said...

Hii Lakshmi..I tried this..It was super hit..U know the remaining powders we used for bread sandwich too..just delicious..thanks for a wonderful recipe..but I cudnot powder tamrind..can u give any tips?

Pradeep Chowdry said...

My mom used to make this podi very often and it used to get over in no time.
@Vanitha for powdering tamarind - you can cut the tamarind into small pieces and put it on a plate and keep it in hot sun for a day or two and then powdering it is easy.
As an alternative, in India we get tamarind powder (DriTam) in the super markets.