Bitter gourd StirFry

As Bitter gourd is good for Diabetic people, it tastes good to eat it this way.

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Preparation Time : 10 mins

Cooking Time : 10-15 mins

Serves : Family of four

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Main Ingredient : Vegetables
Recipe Type : Dinner Lunch

Ingredients :


  • Bitter gourd - 3
  • Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp
  • Dry red Chilli - 1½
  • Grated coconut - 1 tblsp (optional)
  • Cumin (jeera) powder - ½ tsp (optional)
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Oil - 4 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - ½ tsp
  • Urid dhal - 1 tsp
  • Chopped onion - 1 tblsp
  • Tomato puree - 1 tsp
  • Sugar - 2 tblsp
  • Yoghurt (Curd) - 50g or 3 tblsp
  • Salt - to taste

Method :
  1. Cut it diagonally, remove all the seeds and chop it into 1 cm slices.
  2. Soak the vegetable in yoghurt for about 30 minutes to take off the bitterness of the vegetable.
  3. Heat a frying pan on the stove.
  4. Add 2 tsp oil. Season with mustard seeds, urid dhal, chilli and curry leaves.
  5. When the mustard seeds started to pop, add onion and fry for about a minute.
  6. Add the chopped vegetables, tomato puree, turmeric powder, sugar and cumin powder and stir for about 1-2 minutes.
  7. Cover and cook on medium heat for about 10-12 minutes.
  8. Open the lid, add 2 tsp oil and stirfry for about 4-5 minutes until they become crispier.
  9. Garnish with grated coconut.

Other Names : Paavakkai poriyal


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