Bitter gourd curry (പാവയ്ക്ക/കയ്പ്പ കറി)

An excellent change in taste! If you want to try something different, this is your recipe. What more, bitter gourd has got a very high medicinal effect too..
Ingredients for bitter gourd curry:

Bitter gourd : 1 bigger size
Onion : 1 medium size
Tomato : 1 medium size
Green chilli : 1 or 2
Turmeric powder : 1/4 teaspoon
Red chilli powder: 3/4 teaspoon
Coriander powder: 1 tea spoon
curry leave :4-5
mustard seeds: 1 teaspoon
cumin seeds : 1 teaspoon
coconut oil : 5 table spoon
coconut milk : 1 cup thin
Yogurt :250ml

1. Cut bitter gourd into thin slices with round shape. Cut onions into slices and slice tomato too. Cut green chilli vertically into 2 halves.
2. In a cooking pan, heat 3 table spoon of oil. Add bitter gourd and stir it well. Cook till bitter gourd becomes soft (Soft enough so that you can easly cut it with a spoon)
3. Add onions, green chilli and curry leaves to it, stir it well and allow it to cook for 3-4 minutes
4. Add curry powders and salt to it. cook it for another 1-2 minutes
5. Add tomato to it and cook it for another 2-3 minutes
6. Add thin coconut milk and let it boil for 2-3 minutes
7. Turn off the stove. In a different pan, heat 2 table spoon of oil and splutter mustard seeds to it. Add cumin seeds to it. Add the cooked bitter gourd curry to it. cook for 1 minute.
8. Turn off the stove and Add yogurt to it. Stir well and have your bitter gourd curry.


Beef ularthiyathu (ബീഫ് ഉലര്‍ത്തിയത്)

Another nice recipe with Beef. This requires a lot of patience, but at the end it worth. Lets go with the ingredients for spicy beef ularthiyathu

Beef :1/2 Kg.
Onion : 2 medium size
Tomato: 1 medium size
Green chilli: 1 medium size
Coriander powder: 2 table spoon
Turmeric powder: 2 tea spoon
Cumin powder: 2 tea spoon
Redchilli powder: 1 tea spoon
Black pepper powder: 1 tea spoon
mustard seeds : 1 tea spoon
Coconut oil: 2 table spoon
curry leave : 5-10 leaves
Salt : 2 teaspoon

Cut onions into slices and similarly cut tomatoes too. Cut green chilli vertically into 2.
Wash beef well. Mix all powders together and take half of the mixture and marinate beef for 1/4 hour.
Cook marinated beef in a pressure cooker for 10 minutes. Use little of water only
Heat oil in a frying pan, splutter mustard seeds, add onions to it and saute it. Add curry leaves and green chilli to it.
Once the onion becomes transparent, add tomatoes and cook it for another 2-3 minutes.
Add remaining mixture of powders to the pan, mix it and cook for another 2 minutes.
Add cooked beef to it and add a glass of water and salt to it. Cover it and wait till beef gets cooked well.
Once the beef is cooked, open up the pan and cook it in high flame so that excess water gets evaporated. Once it becomes semi gravy, turn off the stove and have you delicious beef ularthiyathu.

Add a little of grated coconut just before turning off the stove and mix well. It will add a great taste.
If you want a pleasant smell to the curry, then add 2-3 pieces of cinnamon stick, cloves and cardamon seed and saute it before spluttering mustard seeds.


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