Bitter Gourd Saute

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Total Time:
1 hour
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Saute Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • Bitter gourd - 1/2 kg
  • Besan (chickpeas flour) - 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
  • Chilli powder - 1.5 tsp
  • Garlic - 8 flakes, crushed
  • Dry coconut (kopra) - 4 tbsp, grated
  • Onion - 1.5 cups, chopped finely
  • Oil - 3 tbsp
  • Jaggery powder - 1 tbsp
  • Tamarind - size of a big lime
  • Salt to taste

How to Make Bitter Gourd Saute

  • Scrape the bitter gourd. Slit and discard the seeds. Chop the flesh into small pieces. Mix them with turmeric and salt.
  • Soak tamarind in 1 cup of water and extract the juice.
  • Soak bitter gourd pieces in this for 30 minutes.
  • Drain and rinse well with water.
  • Squeeze out all the water.
  • Heat oil and fry bitter gourd pieces till brown.
  • Drain and reserve.
  • Add onion to the remaining oil in the pan.
  • Fry till light brown.
  • Add the bitter gourd pieces, garlic, chilli powder and coconut.
  • Stir fry till fragrant.
  • Sprinkle the besan over it and fry for 1 more minute.
  • Add jaggery and salt if needed.
  • Leave covered on low flame for 2 minutes.
  • Serve hot with roti or chapatti.

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