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Saturday Lunch with Dal, Chawal and Kareli (Bittergourd) and Awards

Saturday Lunch with Dal, Chawal and Kareli (Bittergourd) and Awards

'm tend to prepare simple food for Saturdays lunch and that goes every week. Now a days resolution is to cook without using onion, green chilli and trying to cut down on garlic too [only for sat'day lunch ofcoz]

My sister loves khichidi for sat'day lunch and she will be so much happy with it :-)...but my DH prefers dal and chawal instead of khichidi so I'm doing that.

Last Saturday I prepared rice, dal with tempering of jeera, dry red chili and garlic and bitter gourd fry.

For Bitter gourd Fry/Stir Fry:


Bitter ground - 4
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
Oil - 2 tbsp
Dry Mango Powder /Amchur - 1/2 tsp [optional]
Salt - to taste


1. Wash and peel bitter gourd and cut in thin slices. 

2. Marinate with little salt and turmeric powder and leave it for 10-20mins. 
 If you wish you can squeeze out the water from bittergourd [I don't squeeze ]

3.  In a pan heat oil, add cumin seeds, add bitter gourd and fry on low flame until it turn black/brown in colour & become crisp.
If using amchur then add 2 minutes before turning off the flame.

Here is the platter with rice, dal, bittergourd fry, pickle and papad :-)

Now coming over to award...Dear JaiShreeji has share with me these lovely and awards...Thanks a lot ...am so glad to receive them ....

Also Swapna from Cooking with Swapna has share with me Great Buddy Award ..thanks Swapna for sharing this with me...now we are buddies ;)

Here sharing these awards with few of my friends, enjoy gals...

Aru from Gourmet Affair
Raji from Rak's Kitchen
Purva from Purva's Dawaat
Ramya from Ramya Cooks
Vani from Illatharasi
Lakshmi from Taste of Mysore
Priyanka from Asan Khana
Sukanya from Sukanya's Musings
Sowmya from Creative Saga
Anisheetu from My Kitchen