Sweet and Sour Bitter Gourd Pickle

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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  • 2 - bitter gourd
  • 1.5 tsp - mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp - fenugreek seeds (methi)
  • 1 - big piece jaggery
  • 1 - small piece turmeric or haldi powder
  • 3 - red chillies
  • 1 - small piece hing
  • 1/2 cup - coconut grating
  • 1 - tamarind (size of marble)
  • oil
  • salt

How to Make Sweet and Sour Bitter Gourd Pickle

  • Chop karelas finely. Apply salt and keep aside.
  • In a pan, roast 1 tsp mustard, methi, red chillies and turmeric in a little oil.
  • Add coconut gratings and fry for another 2 minutes.
  • Grind the roasted ingredients along with tamarind, jaggery and salt in to a fine paste.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Squeeze the karelas of all the bitter juice, and drop them in oil. Fry karelas till brown and crisp.
  • Add desired quantity of water to the ground masala.
  • Mix karela bits into it.
  • Season with mustard and curry leaves. Serve it with curd rice.