Sizzling Stuffed Bitter Gourd

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Total Time:
50 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Technique: Simmer Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1/2 kg - small tender bitter gourd
  • 2 - onions chopped
  • 1 tsp - garlic paste
  • 1 tsp - ginger paste
  • 1 tsp - cumin powder
  • 1 tsp - coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 3 tbsp - oil
  • salt to taste

How to Make Sizzling Stuffed Bitter Gourd

  • Scrape the bitter gourds with a knife and wash well.
  • Slit each bitter gourd vertically into the middle.
  • Rub a little salt into the skins as well as inside of each bitter gourd.
  • Set aside for 20 mins then wash and pat dry.
  • Meanwhile heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan and saute the onions till brown.
  • Add the garlic-ginger paste and fry for a while.
  • Now, add the cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, salt and fry for a few minutes.
  • Remove from heat. Fill each bitter gourd with a little of this mixture.
  • Wrap each with a thread to avoid the filling dropping out.
  • Now, add a little more oil to the same pan and place the stuffed bitter gourds in it.
  • Add 1/2 cup of water carefully.
  • Cover the pan and cook on low heat till the bitter gourds are cooked and the water dries up taking care to turn the bitter gourds a few times.