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Bitter gourd Gojju Recipe

Bitter gourd Gojju is a popular Indian Side Dish
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On :
Wednesday, 17 August, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Side Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Stewed Recipe
Difficulty :
Medium
Servings :
Serves 4
RATINGs :
Rated 3 based on 100 votes
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Ingredients

  • 4 - medium sized Bitter gourds
  • 2 tsp - sesame seeds
  • 2 tsp - Channa dhal
  • 2 tsp - urad dhal
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 tsp - Methi seeds
  • 10 - Red Chillies
  • 1 cup - Coconut
  • 1 - Lemon sized ball of Tamarind
  • 1 tsp - Mustard Seeds
  • 2 tbsp - Jaggery
  • A pinch of Hing
  • 1/4 tsp - Haldi
  • How to Make Bitter gourd Gojju:

    1. Wash the bitter gourds and remove the seeds. Cut it into small pieces, mix it with a little salt and haldi and keep aside.
    2. Roast the sesame seeds till they crackle and keep aside.
    3. In a tsp of oil, fry channa dhal, urad dhal, methi seeds and red chillies till they are golden brown.
    4. Remove from pan and keep aside.
    5. In the same pan, add the grated coconut and roast it for a couple of mins.
    6. Grind all the roasted ingredients to a smooth paste with a little water.
    7. In a heavy bottomed pan, take about 3 tbsps of cooking oil.
    8. Once hot, add the hing and mustard seeds.
    9. Drain the bitter gourd pieces and add them to the pan and fry covered on medium heat till cooked.
    10. Squeeze the juice from the tamarind and add to the bitter gourd.
    11. Also add jaggery or brown sugar.
    12. Let this boil for at least 15 mins.
    13. Add the ground masala and mix well.
    14. If gravy is too thick add some water.
    15. Add salt to taste.
    16. As soon as the gravy bubbles, take off heat and serve.



     

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