Crunchy Bitter Gourd


This is a simple recipe to enhance the taste of bitter gourd. Please try to use baby bitter gourds for this recipe.

Ingredients :

  • 5 baby bitter gourds
  • Pinch of Haldi powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mirchi powder
  • 1 teaspoon Dhania powder
  • Pinch of hing
  • Finely chopped Coriander leaves

Procedure :

  1. Peal the skin of the bitter gourd to the extend you like. Slit and de seed the gourd, rub salt on the insides and let it rest for a few hours. In case you are using baby gourds then you need not marinate it for that long as they wont be very bitter.
  2. Wash away the bitter saline water. Cut the gourd into semi-circular slices.
  3. Heat oil and shallow fry the gourd slices.
  4. Once done, take out the slices and in the remaining oil add haldi powder, mirch powder, dhania powder and hing. Stir for a minute and mix in the fried gourd pieces.
  5. Mix well, garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with rotis.