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Bitter Gourd Gosthu Recipe

Bitter Gourd Gosthu 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
Difficulty :
Medium
Servings :
Serves 6
RATINGs :
Rated 4 based on 100 votes
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Ingredients

  • Bitter gourd - 1/2 kg
  • Raw Rice - 2 tsp
  • Tamarind - 8 cm round lump
  • Bengal Gram (channa) dal - 3 tbsp
  • Coriander seeds - 3 tbsp
  • Dry Red Chillies - 3 to 4
  • Fenugreek seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Black gram (urad) dal - 2 tsp
  • Asafoetida - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - a few
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Jaggery powder - 4 tbsp
  • Oil - 6 tbsp
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • How to Make Bitter Gourd Gosthu:

    1. Scrape the bitter gourds and chop into tiny pieces. Sprinkle with 1 tsp salt and keep aside for 30 minutes. Squeeze out well to drain away all the liquid.
    2. Soak tamarind in 1.5 cups of water and extract the juice.
    3. Roast all the ingredients from Bengal gram dal to raw rice in 1 tsp of oil.
    4. Cool and powder.
    5. Heat remaining oil.
    6. Season with mustard, black gram dal, asafoetida and curry leaves.
    7. Add bitter gourd pieces and turmeric.
    8. Cover and cook on low heat till the gourd pieces are soft and remove.
    9. Cover and fry the gourd pieces till brown.
    10. Add the tamarind extract and simmer till thick.
    11. Add the prepared powder, jaggery and salt to taste.
    12. Simmer for 5 more minutes.
    13. Serve hot or cold.
    14. It goes well with rice, idli, dosa etc.





     

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