Bitter Gourd – 100gms
Dry Green Beans – 50gms (soak in water overnight)
Tomato – 2 (finely chopped)
Onion – 1 (finely chopped)
Kolambu Podi – 4 tbsp
Asafoetodia – ½ tsp
Garlic pods – 8 (peel off the skin)
Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
Curry Leaves –few
Salt – to taste
Soak dry green beans in water overnight. The other day drain the excess water. Add dry green beans in a pressure cooker with enough amount of water and cook for 3 whistles in high flame. Open the lid and drain excess water.
Cut bitter gourd into thin round slices.
Heat oil in a pressure cooker and sauté it with mustards seeds. Now add chopped onions, tomatoes, garlic pods and curry leaves, and fry until the oil comes out of the dish and tomato is mashed well. Add asafoetodia and enough salt to it now. Add bitter gourd, boiled dry green beans and kolambu podi to the cooker. Add enough water to it and stir it well so that no lumps are found. Close the lid and let it to cook for 3 whistles (depends upon the efficiency of the cooker) or bitter gourd and green gram is cooked well.
Open the lid of the cooker after pressure is released and let it to boil until it attains the kolambu consistency.
Side Dish: Tastes well with hot rice, and chapati