May 24, 2010

Bittergourd Curry

When I was a kid I never used to like this..and my mom used to force to eat this one...She will also give small balls made out of young neem leaves (Kozhuthu)..My sister used to run around the whole house with a big jug of water and will almost get beaten up to have it..funny girl..I think still she hates the bitter gourd stuff...Grow up girl...As time passed I started to like it :-)..not only the fried stuff..also the curries.


Bitter Gourd is said to have medicinal value..It is said to be anti diabetic and helps to improve digestion..Normally we deep fry the vegetable for the bitterness to go..But this curry is good and not so bitter..Do not buy dark green ones..they are said to have more bitterness..

Bitter Gourd Curry is sent to Bitter Better Health event hosted by Yasmeen and Preethi's Green Gourmet Event.



Ingredients

Bitter Gourd - 3 no
Onion - 1 no
Chilly Powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Coconut flakes - 2 tsp
Roasted Bengal gram - 2 tsp
Curry Leaves
Salt for taste
Oil - 4 tsp

Method
  • Remove the seeds and cut the bitter gourd into desired shape and
  • add chilly powder, turmeric powder, salt and marinate for 15 min.
  • Heat oil add onion, curry leaves and saute well.
  • Add the vegetable and saute well.
  • Sprinkle water and allow the vegetable cook in medium flame.
  • Grind the coconut flakes and roasted gram into a coarse powder.
  • Once the vegetable is cooked add the coarse powder and saute well. Serve Hot with rice items.

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