It is also called tetor dal because the taste of Bitter gourd is bitter by taste, and bitter is called teto in bengali language . It is best with white steamed rice, specially for a hot afternoon in summer.
Tito Dal or Karela Dal or Moong Dal Cooked with Karela or Bitter gourd
- Moong Dal-1cup
- Karela -1 (cut into thin ring pieces )
- Mustard seeds -1/2tsp
- Dry Red Chilli -2
- Gingere or Adrak (paste )-1tsp
- Salt to taste
- Turmeric powder -1tsp
- Jeera or Cumin powder -1tsp
Take a bowl,add moong dal ...wash it with water very well...then soak in the water for 15 minutes.
Take a pan...add moong dal and water and boil till the moong dal is boiled .you can boil dal in pressure cooker also...inthat case switch off the gas after 1 whistle...
Now take another pan,add oil, add red chilli, mustard seeds.
Add bitter gourd and fry till golden brown.
Now add the boiled moong dal ,add salt,turmeric powder, cumin or jeera powder....
If required add some water and cover for 2-3 minutes..cook on medium flame
Remove lid... add ghee and ginger paste...cover and cook for 2 minutes and switch off the flame.