Thursday, April 26, 2018


Bitter gourd curry



                    Bitter Gourd Curry


Bitter gourd 200 Gms
Onions 1 medium
Curry powder 2 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Milk 1 cup
Tamarind paste 1 teaspoon


Cut the bitter gourd into two lengthwise, remove the seeds and cut into small pieces. Wash and drain.

In a pan, add the bitter gourd pieces, diced onions, Curry powder and 1 cup water and bring to boil.

Cook until the bitter gourd pieces are cooked and soft.

Now add the salt and tamarind paste and bring to boil.

Add the milk and simmer.

Some people, who do not like the bitter taste, soak the bitter gourd in coconut water for ½ hour and cook in it initially with onions and curry powder.

Garnish at the end.

Variation: You can add clean prawns at the start and cook with the bitter gourd pieces.




Bitter Gourd Fried


Bitter gourd 200 Gms
Chilli powder 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder ½ teaspoon
Salt to taste
Oil for frying


Cut lengthwise into two; Clean the inside free from seeds; Wash well.

Slice into thin slices of equal thickness.

Mix all the pieces with the chilli powder, salt and turmeric powder well so that all the pieces are well coated.

In a frying pan deep fry this little at a time until crispy.

When done remove pieces from oil and place them on a kitchen paper for the excess oil to be absorbed.

It is ready to be eaten.




Bitter Gourd Salad



Bitter gourd 200 Gms
Onions 1 medium
Chilli powder 1 tablespoon
Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Onion 1 large
Green chillies 3
Yoghurt 2 Tablespoon


Wash the Bitter gourds and slice them into thin slices.

You can discard the seeds but some people keep them.

Mix chilli powder, Turmeric Powder and salt with little water and mix this paste to the slices well.

Deep fry the slices until soft do not make it crispy.

Remove from fire and let it drain.

Now dice the onion and green chillies and mix with yoghurt in a bowl. Can omit yoghurt if you do not like it.

Then add the well drained fried bitter gourd slices and mix further.

Serve with: As a starter or with a rice meal