Bitter gourd leaves pakoda is going to be a tasty snack. There are a lot of health benefits of bitter gourd leaves. To add this in our diet is really good for our health. It gives a bitter taste, but while we make this pakoda it does not give any bitter taste. So this pakoda must be tried once at every ones kitchen. You can have this pakoda with red chilli sauce, tomato sauce or any chutney as per your choice. So friends let’s start the recipe.
Bitter gourd leaves (Karela) – 10 no
Besan (Chickpea Flour)– 4 tbsp
Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric – 1/4 tsp
Curry powder – 1 tsp
Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
Salt as per taste
Oil for deep frying the pakoda
For making this bitter gourd leaves pakoda the main ingredient is bitter gourd leaves. First take the bitter gourd leaves, nicely wash them and keep aside. Now take a bowl for making the batter, add besan, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt as per taste, curry powder and cumin seeds. Mix all the ingredients very well. After that gradually add water and make a thick batter out of it. Here our batter is ready. So let’s heat a pan and add oil for deep frying the pakodas. After oil becomes heat put the gas on medium flame.
Now take one bitter gourd leaf, deep into the batter.(hold the bitter gourd leaf as it shown in the picture below, using this process we can easily dip the leaf in batter).
After that remove the excess batter from the leaf and deep fry in the oil. Fry the pakoda from both sides till it becomes light golden brown in colour in medium flame. Don’t over cook, fry them like we fry pakoda. So let’s remove them from oil and keep in a plate. After that fry all the pakoda like the first one. Finally our bitter gourd pakoda is ready to serve. So friends serve the pakoda with any type of sauce or chutney you like. I like to have these pakodas with the combination of tomato sauce and chilli sauce. So friends you eat your pakoda with sauce or as per your choice.
Chitou Pitha is a very tasty recipe. This is a traditional pitha (pancake) of Odisha. We can also named this as rice and Coconut Pancake. Taste of this pitha is very very delicious and this pitha is very soft as well. All Odia people make this pitha during a special occasion called as Cittalagi Amavasya.
Rice – 1 cup
Grated coconut – 1 cup
Sugar – 1/5 cup or according to your taste
Curd (dahi) – 1/2 cup
Salt – 1/2 tsp or as per your taste
For making this Chitou Pitha first sock the rice for 5-6 hours. Wash the rice and strain the water from rice. Now take a blending jar add socked rice and grated coconut and also add a little water if need. Make a fine paste not so thick or not so thin. We should make a pouring consistency of this mixture. After that add sugar, salt, curd and mix well. Now leave it for 2-3 hours.
After 3 hours switch on the gas and keep it on low put a pan add oil spread evenly now add 1 full spoon of mixture (don’t spread the mixture, only pour) cover the pan leave it for 2-3 minutes or it completely cooked. You can check the pancake by using a toothpick. Don’t flip this pancake. When the chitou pitha is completely done transfer it into a plate. Finally garnish this pitha by using some chocolate syrup. Garnishing step is optional, you can skip this step. In the same process make all the pitha and enjoy.
Friends here I am adding some chocolate syrup to garnish the pitha but traditionally this is not done. I am adding this just to give it a nice look. If you don’t like then skip this step. It tastes very nice without any chocolate syrup. I recommend to have this without any syrup to get the traditional taste. So friends try this special odia recipe and enjoy.
Momos are not completed without the spicy Momo Chutney recipe. This hot chutney is like the shadow of the momo. Here I am sharing a different cooking process of this chutney. The process is different but trust me it tastes very nice. So friends without wasting time lets start the recipe.
Tomato – 2 no
Dry red chilli – 2 no (without seeds) (here you can also use kashmiri red chilli)
Garlic cloves – 15 no
Salt as per taste
Oil – 1 tsp
** Here you can increase or decrease the amount of red chilli according to your choice. Because some people like more spicy and some like less spicy. I personally prefer 2 small red chillies without seeds because my daughters does not like too much spicy.
For making the hot Momo Chutney recipe first nicely wash the tomatoes, cut them into big pieces. Soak the red chillies for 5-10 minutes (you can also make it without soaking). Now heat a pan and add oil to it. After oil becomes heat add chopped tomato, soaked red chilli and garlic cloves. Give it a nice fry on medium flame for 10-15 minutes or till tomato nicely fried or becomes soft. Here we switch off the gas and let it cool completely.
After it becomes cool blend all the ingredients into a smooth paste. Now transfer the chutney into a bowl, add salt according to your taste and mix them very well. Now the hot momo chutney is ready to serve.
Here I am making this chutney especially for momos but you can also serve the chutney with uttapam, vada, samosa, gobi pakoda, chicken pakoda, chicken mudki, corn and potato cutlet or as per your choice. So friends try this chutney and enjoy with your family and friends and please share your valuable feedback with us because we love to hear from you. Have a good day.