100gm lentil (Tuver dal)
2-big size tomatoes
8-9 green chillies
1-tbsp red chilli powder
1\2-tbsp turmeric powder
1-tbsp garam masala
1-tbsp mustard seeds
1-tbsp cumin seeds
1\2-tbsp asafoetida (hing)
3 tbsp lemon juice+2 tbsp sugar or jaggery(optional)
Salt to taste.
Step 1: Soak the Tuver dal for one hour.
Step 2: After that microwave for 4 minutes on high. So it’s become soft but not like smooth dal and Keep aside.Step 3: Peel and cut the bitter gourd into long slices. Remove the seeds.
Step 4: Soak into slated water for 1\2 hour so we reduce the bitterness.
Step 5: After that drain the extra water from the bitter gourd and put over the tissue paper.
Step 6: Cut the tomatoes into medium size pieces and keep aside.
Step 6: Heat the oil into a pan and add mustarded seeds, cumin seeds and hing.
Step 7: Add small green chilles and fry for one minute.
Step 8: After that add bitter gourd dry long slice in it.
Step 9: Cook into medium flame for 5 minutes and add turmeric powder.
Step 10: When bitter gourd slices become crispy then add red chilli powder and salt in it.
Step 11: After that add cook tuver dal in it and mix it. Cook into low flame for 3 minutes.
Step 12: Add chopped tomatoes and gram masala in it.
Step 13: Cook on medium flame until all tomato mix with curry very well.
Step 14: Turn off the flame and garnish with coriander leaves.
Step 15: Serve with hot roti and ripe banana pieces.
Note: If you like then also add lemon juice and sugar for taste. Also you reduce the bitterness with lemon juice and sugar. Mix the lemon juice and sugar before the one minute of turn off the flame.
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