Thursday, December 6, 2007

Spicy Bittergourd

This is my mom's Recipe.
I know Bittergourd is not a very likeable vegetable...the name says it all.
But still I tend to somehow like it.
And when I make it this way, it really doesn't taste that bitter!

The recipe is quite simple though.
First of all, Cut the bittergourd into thin roundels.
Apply salt and leave them for around half an hour or so.
Then rinse them well in water a couple of times.
This is supposed to remove atleast some of their bitterness.

Then take a skillet.
Heat some oil and shallow fry the bittergourd pieces till golden.
You dont have to deep fry them so the quantity of oil should be quite less.
Remove and drain them on a paper towel.
Then in the same skillet, in the remaining oil, add finely chopped onions.
Also add, lots of finely chopped garlic.
Saute well till the onions turn brown.
Then throw in some finely chopped tomatoes.
Again, cook till the oil seperates.

Then put in all the dry spices like-
Red chilli pwdr, Coriander pwdr, Cumin pwdr, Turmeric, Garam Masala pwdr and Salt and a pinch of sugar.
Again, roast it well.
Finally add the roasted bittergourd pieces.
Garnish it with a lot of Cilantro.

And enjoy it with hot Phulkas.


Srivalli said...

Oh so many different ones to try..thanks ..Neelam...

SMN said...

Lovely spicy bittergourd.. luks so great!


Neelam said...

Thanks Srivalli and Sushma!
Do try it!

sagari said...

lovely recipe looks delecious

DEEPA said...

looks very spicy lady ...very nice one

Lissie said...

the recipe sounds really tasty! good combination for rice and rotis...

Neelam said...

Thanks Sagari, Deepa and lissie!
It really tastes great with rotis and a side dish with rice and dal too!

Seema said...

Nice one, very different. I love karelas, the bitter the better :-) First stop at your blog....Nice blog u have!

Neelam said...
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Neelam said...

Thank You seema for you kind words...

Kajal said...

Very nice way you make crispy and spicy curry. Looks yummy.:)


Amna said...
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Amna said...

Lovely recipe neelam, thanx for sharing with us..

Vcuisine said...

Neelam looks like all spicy items are in row. True boiling and frying will shed most of the bitterness. Nice one. Viji

Asha said...

YUM! My husband would love that!!:)

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Seema said...

Thats so nice.. I love bitter gourd & will try it out soon.