Simple Bitter Gourd Curry

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • Bitter Gourd - 1 lb
  • Butter milk (sour) - 1/2 cup
  • Tamarind juice - 1 cup
  • Onions, chopped - 1/2 cup
  • Jaggery - 1 tbsp
  • Chilli powder - 1 tbsp
  • Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
  • Sesame powder - 1 tbsp
  • Salt according to taste

How to Make Simple Bitter Gourd Curry

  • Cut bitter gourd into 1-inch pieces.
  • Take a saucepan, add butter milk and the bitter gourd pieces and boil for 10 minutes. This will help take out the bitterness.
  • Take a pan and add some oil. When the oil becomes hot, add cumin seeds.
  • Add the chopped onions and fry till they become light brown.
  • Add turmeric and ginger-garlic paste and fry them for five more minutes.
  • Add tamarind juice and let it boil for some time.
  • Add chilli powder, salt, jaggery and bitter gourd pieces.
  • Add sesame powder and let it simmer for five minutes.
  • Goes well with plain rice.