Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Ukde Seeth , Vaigana Puddi sagle n Karathe Podi /Bitter Gourd Fries

Ukde Seeth Vaigana Puddi sagle n Karathe Podi /Bitter Gourd  Fries

Vaigana Puddi sagle ( Baby eggplants sauteed in coconut based dry masala ) 
  • Brinjal (small variety) - 10
To grind  
  • Grated coconut-2 cup's
  • Roasted dry red chillies-8 to 10 adjust as per spice 
  • Tamarind- Tamarind seed size
  • Fenugreek seeds-1/4 th tsp
  • Coriander seeds- 2 tsp heaped  
  • Salt to taste


  • oil-2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves- 1 sprig
wash n pat dry the brinjals ... slit it lengthtwise from bottom into 4 slits ..retain the stalk .. 

 In little oil roast coriander seeds, fenugreek seeds . 

Grind grated coconut.  roasted red chillies , tamarind n salt to a thick masala ( dont add water ) n just before removing the masala add the roasted fenugreek and roasted coriander seeds and grind for few minutes . ( the ground masala has too be semi coarse ) 

Stuff the ground masala to the slit brinjals.

In a kadai ,add oil then splutter mustard seeds, then add curry leaves , place the stuffed brinjal side by side n sprinkle remaining  masala along with little water , cover and cook . open lid in between and turn over the brinjal to prevent sticking it to the kadai . 

cook till the brinjals are soft and the masala is dry .

Karathe Podi /Bitter Gourd  Fries
  • Bitter Gourd -  2 Medium 
  • Salt ..1/2 tsp 
  • Oil for deep frying 

    To Marinate 
    • Red chilly powder-3 tsp 
    • Coriander Powder ..2 tsp
    • Turmeric powder- 1/4 th tsp 
    • Salt to taste  

      To coat 
      • Rice flour- 2 tblsp 

        Wash the bitter gourd's , chop into thin roundels . wash this in water for about 4 to 5 times n apply salt to it n keep aside for 1 hour . After one hour , s
        queeze well the salted bitter gourd roundels n set aside 

        In a bowl add red chilly powder , Coriander powder , turmeric powder n adjust salt as the bitter gourd roundels is already salted ..   add the  bitter gourd roundels n  mix well .. set aside for few mts.

        Now dip the marinated bitter gourd roundels over rice flour n deep fry few at a time until crisp in heated oil . 

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