Bitterguard Rice – பாகற்காய் சாதம்


  • Big Bitter gaurds – 1
  • Rice – 250g
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Fennel seeds – 1 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1 tsp
  • Chana dal – 1 tsp
  • Small Onion – 1
  • Tomato – 2
  • Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp
  • Green Chillies – 2
  • Ginger – 1/2
  • Garlic cloves – 2
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida – A pinch
  • Lemon – 1
  • Jaggery – 2 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves – Few
  • Curry leaves – Few
  • Oil – Required
  • Salt – Required

How to Prepare

Total Preparation time: 30-35 minutes

  1. Wash rice cleanly then soak it in 380ml water for 30 minutes and cook it and transfer it into a bowl and keep aside
  2. Chop onion lengthwise, take the juice from lemon, chop the tomatoes, chop coriander leaves, chop curry leaves, chop ginger and garlic finely and keep aside
  3. Clean and cut bitter guards in round shape, and take a bowl and add water followed by bitter guard 1 tsp salt and boil for 2-3 minutes, remove the water and keep aside
  4. Take a pan, add 1 tsp oil once oil heats up, add cumin seeds, add urad dal and channa dal
  5. Fry till the dals become golden then add small onions
  6. Once onion become golden, add ginger and garlic cloves
  7. Fry for 1 minute then add tomatoes and fry for 2 minutes
  8. Turn off the flame and allow them to cool down
  9. Once it cools down, take a blender and grind them like a paste and keep aside
  10. Dissolve and filter jaggery and take the syrup and keep aside
  11. Then heat a pan, add some oil once oil heats up, add fennel seeds
  12. Then add green chillies, curry leaves then coriander leaves, turmeric powder, asafoetida
  13. Fry for 2 minutes then add prepared paste followed bitter guard and fry for 2 minutes
  14. Add jaggery syrup and lemon and mix it well and cook them for 2 minutes
  15. Take a pan and add some oil the add fennel seeds,
  16. After that add cooked rice and mix them well for 3 minutes in low flame
  17. Turn off the flame and garnish with coriander leaves for nice look
  18. Now the healthy Bitter guard rice is ready for serve

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