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Kudampuli paavakkai sambar | Garcinia Cambogia Bittergourd Gravy | Side-dish for plain rice

Kudampuli Paavakkai Sambar

Kudampuli Paavakkai Sambar

Serves: 2

Ingredients: (Visit English – Tamil – Hindi translation/ஆங்கிலம்-தமிழ் மொழி பெயர்பு)

  • Dried kudampuli/Garcinia cambogia – 2pcs (Soak in hot water for 30 mins) Read the health benefits of Kudampuli here
  • Boiled and mashed Toor dhal – 1/4 cup
  • Thinly Sliced Bittergourd – 1/2 cup
  • Curry leaves – 5
  • Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Ayurvedic Sambar powder – 1 tbsp (or to taste)
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Roasted fenugreek powder – a pinch
  • Asafoetida – a pinch
  • Oil – 2 tsp
  • Salt – to taste

Get Started:

  • Squeeze the soaked kudampuli to get a thick juice of it.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds.
  • Once the seeds pop, add curry leaves, asafoetida and saute for few seconds in low flame.
  • Add bittergourd, little turmeric powder and saute.
  • Cover the pan and cook till the bittergourd turns soft. (Add little water to avoid burning)
  • Now, add the kudampuli juice, little turmeric, sambar powder and let it cook on a medium flame till the raw smell goes off.
  • Add toor dhal, salt and stir well.
  • Cook for 2 mins and sprinkle a pinch of roasted fenugreek powder.
  • Serve it hot with plain rice

Yummy Kudampuli paavakkai sambar is ready!

Note:

Garcinia Cambogia is quite heating to the body. Pitta people can take this in moderation by adding some Ghee and add some fresh cilantro, fennel and cumin seeds.

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