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Sweet Potato & Bitter Gourd Kulambu

Sweet Potato & Bitter Gourd Kulambu
Bitter gourd & Sweet Potato Kulambu

Bitter gourd, sweet potato & onion are cooked in tamarind juice along with sambar powder & other spices, condiments from the kitchen.
Based on my knowledge from internet, purple sweet potatoes are better for diabetes when compared to the other varieties. The naturally sweet & colorful purple sweet potato is an ideal replacement for jaggery in a vathal kulambu. Bitter gourd on the other hand has a huge number of health benefits. However making kids eat them is not a joke. So if you combine with sweet potato the bitterness is comparatively suppressed.Lastly, if you cook this in a clay pot a day before and leave it marinated overnight its tastes so good.The video shows the regular cream color sweet potato however you may cook with purple sweet potatoes also.

Sweet Potato & Bitter Gourd Kulambu

Recipe: Bitter gourd & Sweet Potato Kulambu
Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 25 mins
Gas : Low
Yields : 2 Cups

Sesame Oil – 2 tblsp
Hing Cake/Powder – 1 small piece
Mustard – 1/4 tsp
Bengal gram dhal – 1 tsp
Kobbari/Dried coconut – 1 tblsp
Peanuts – 1 tblsp
Methi –1 tsp
Thinly sliced onion – ¼ cup
Sweet Potato – ½ cup
Dry red chili – 3
Chopped bitter guard – 1 cup
Tamarind  - 1 lemon size
Turmeric – 1/2 tsp
Sambar powder – 1 ½ tblsp
Coriander Powder – 1/2 tblsp
Turmeric – 1/2 tsp
Coriander Powder – 1/2 tblsp
Salt – as needed
Curry leaves – few
Water  - 2 Cups

1.       Soak tamarind in water and squeeze the juice
2.       Take a cooking pan or a clay pot and add oil, Hing
3.       Temper with mustard, Bengal gram, Methi, Peanuts, red chili, Kobbari.
4.       Let it get cooked.
5.       Add onions and fry them until transculant.
6.       Add sweet potato and fry until they are half cooked.
7.       At this stage add bitterguard pieces and cook for 2 mins. Add curry leaves.
8.       Add salt, turmeric, sambar powder & coriander powder.
9.       Mix them well.
10.   Add tamarind water and cook until the mix thickens.

1.       Marinate overnight for better taste
2.       Garlic can be added
Sweet Potato & Bitter Gourd Kulambu

1 tsp = 5ml
1 tblsp – 15 ml
1 cup = 200 ml

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