Bitter Gourd and Green Mango Gassi

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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 - 1/4kg
  • long beans (cow peas) - 1/4kg
  • sour green mango 1 small
  • jaggery powder or brown sugar - 1 tbsp
  • oil - 4 tbsp
  • dried red chillies 7 to 8
  • black gram (Urad) Dal - 1 tbsp
  • coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
  • grated coconut - one and a half cup
  • mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • curry leaves few
  • salt to taste

How to Make Bitter Gourd and Green Mango Gassi

  • Cut the bitter gourd into 1 cm thick slices.
  • Cut long beans into 3 cm long pieces.
  • Cut green mango into thick slices.
  • Combine bitter gourd and beans together.
  • Add about one and a half cup of water and simmer till half cooked.
  • Add mango slices and cook till all the vegetables are soft.
  • Add salt and jaggery.
  • Simmer for 2 more minutes.
  • Heat 2 tsp of oil in a small fry pan.
  • Roast red chillies in it and remove.
  • Add the Dal and coriander seeds to the oil in the pan and roast till they are brown.
  • Grind grated coconut with red chillies to a smooth paste.
  • Add the Dal and coriander seeds and grind till they are reduced to semolina like consistency.
  • Add the ground mixture to the cooked vegetables. Add enough water to form creamy gravy.
  • Simmer for 3 minutes and remove from fire.
  • Heat remaining oil in the small fry pan, add mustard seeds.
  • When they splutter, add curry leaves.
  • Add this oil to the Gassi. Serve with steamed rice.