Bitter gourd Gojju

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 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

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