Stuffed Tangy Bitter Gourd

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 6 - Bitter gourd
  • 1/4 cup - Tamarind pulp
  • 1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp - Jaggery
  • 1/2 tsp - Chilli powder
  • For the stuffing:
  • 1/2 cup - Tur dal
  • 1 tbsp - Coconut
  • 4 - Red chillies
  • 1 tsp - Cumin seeds
  • Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste.

How to Make Stuffed Tangy Bitter Gourd

  • Slit the bitter gourd and remove the seeds.
  • Now boil it for 5 minute in water and drain to reduce the bitterness.
  • Now put it in a bowl and add tamarind paste, jaggery, chilly powder, turmeric powder and salt along with a little water and let it cook.
  • Drain it again and keep aside.
  • Now soak the tur dal in water for one hour.
  • Coarse grind the tur dal, coconut, red chillies, cumin, asafoetida, turmeric powder and salt.
  • Do not add any water while grinding.
  • Now stuff this into the slit bitter gourd.
  • Deep fry the stuffed bitter gourd until both the stuffing and the outer portion gets cooked.
  • Recipe Courtesy: 4th sense cooking