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Bitter Gourd and Green Mango Gassi Recipe

Bitter Gourd and Green Mango Gassi is a popular Indian Side Dish
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On :
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Side Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Stewed Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


  • Bitter gourd - 1/4kg
  • long beans (cow peas) - 1/4kg
  • sour green Mango 1 small
  • Jaggery powder or Brown sugar - 1 tbsp
  • oil - 4 tbsp
  • Dried red chillies 7 to 8
  • black gram (Urad) Dal - 1 tbsp
  • Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
  • grated Coconut - one and a half cup
  • Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves few
  • salt to taste
  • How to Make Bitter Gourd and Green Mango Gassi:

    1. Cut the bitter gourd into 1 cm thick slices.
    2. Cut long beans into 3 cm long pieces.
    3. Cut green mango into thick slices.
    4. Combine bitter gourd and beans together.
    5. Add about one and a half cup of water and simmer till half cooked.
    6. Add mango slices and cook till all the vegetables are soft.
    7. Add salt and jaggery.
    8. Simmer for 2 more minutes.
    9. Heat 2 tsp of oil in a small fry pan.
    10. Roast red chillies in it and remove.
    11. Add the Dal and coriander seeds to the oil in the pan and roast till they are brown.
    12. Grind grated coconut with red chillies to a smooth paste.
    13. Add the Dal and coriander seeds and grind till they are reduced to semolina like consistency.
    14. Add the ground mixture to the cooked vegetables. Add enough water to form creamy gravy.
    15. Simmer for 3 minutes and remove from fire.
    16. Heat remaining oil in the small fry pan, add mustard seeds.
    17. When they splutter, add curry leaves.
    18. Add this oil to the Gassi. Serve with steamed rice.


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