Bitter gourds are a family favourite.Tangy sweet sour dry bitter gourds are enjoyed by my family.Today tried this recipe and loved its mild flavour and the crunchiness of the bitter gourds
It’s not only nutritious and healthy but very yummy too…
BItter gourd -2
Fenugreek seeds – 1/4 spoon
Coriander seeds – 1.5 spoons
Cumin seeds – 1/2 spoon
Red Bedgi chillies – 5
Red Spicy Guntur chillies -2
Turmeric – 1/2 spoon
Peanuts roasted – 2 table spoons
Roasted besan – 1 table spoon
Jaggery – 1 table spoon.
Oil – 3 + 1 table spoons
Tomatoes – 2
Mustard – 1/4 spoon
Curry leaves – 1 sprig
Salt as per taste.
In a pan roast the red chillies,coriander seeds, cumin and methi separately until you get an aroma.
Cool it and then dry grind the masala with the roasted peanuts and roasted besan and jaggery powder.
Add some salt to it.
Wash and deseed the bitter gourds by removing the pith and slice them into roundels which should be two centimetres thick
Immerse them in cold water to which salt has been added for about 30 minutes.
Remove the bitter gourds from the water and stuff the dry masala into the roundels and keep aside.
In a saucepan add the remaining oil and then the mustard and curry leaves.
Now add the turmeric and the sliced tomatoes and sauté them for 4 to 5 minutes.
Now drop the stuffed bitter gourd into the pan and a little salt and cook them on a covered lid until they are cooked.
Enjoy with roti or rice as sides.
You may add a chopped onion while sautéing if you prefer them .