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Apr 19, 2011

Bitter gourd sweet and sour curry

Bitter gourd is one of the most healthy vegetables to consume. However people are averse to it due to its bitter taste. I did make a venture into this dish after being asserted by a friend's mom that the below dish will make sure its bitter taste is hidden from the taste buds and it sure did :). This is a very simple dish to make.

  1. Bitter gourd
  2. Onion
  3. Cumin seeds
  4. Asafoetida
  5. Salt
  6. Turmeric
  7. Chilli powder
  8. Tamarind
  9. Jaggery
  10. Pepper powder
How I made:
  1. Cut bitter gourd into tiny pieces. Add some salt and turmeric and mix .Leave it aside for an hour or two.
  2. When ready to prepare the dish, wash the bitter gourd thoroughly.
  3. In a wok add oil and fry the bitter gourd + SALT+Asafoetida, until it turns brown
  4. Now add cumin seeds and Onion and fry.
  5. When the onion is being cooked, mix some tamarind, chilli powder, pinch of pepper powder and jaggery in a bowl
  6. Once the onion is cooked, add the tamarind mixture and allow it to boil for 10 - 12 min.
Points to remember:
  1. The bitter gourd should be light green in colour. A darker shade means you are in for a much bitter taste :)
  2. Marinate the bitter gourd with salt and turmeric for 2 hours or so before cooking
  3. When you cook, fry the gourd until golden brown with SALT

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