This curry is very famous one from our village. Kalapatam means mixture. Kalapatala curry means mixture of veggies and fried. This mixture of veggies I am talking about contains combination of okra(bhendi, bendakaya), Tindora (dondakaya), Bitter gourd (karela, kakarakaya) and amaranth leaves (thotakura). So here goes the simple recipe.
mustard seeds, jeera, chana dal for tadka/popu/poni
Red chilli powder
Salt to taste
Method of preparation
Chop the veggies and leaves and keep aside. Take a pan and add oil to it. After oil is heated add mustard seeds and let it splutter. Add jeera and urad dal and let dal fry a little bit. Dont burn the dal or make it turn black. Add the chopped vegetables at this point and little turmeric. Add salt to taste and fry it. Once the veggies are cooked add red chilli powder and mix it thoroughly. Turn off the heat and serve hot with rice.