Bitter Gourds are one of the hated veg of many, but you know there are many health benefits in them. It is a very good for diabetics. If you drink a glass of fresh bitter gourd juice daily, then i am sure that your diabetics will get really low. It is such a miracle medicine for it.
For those who cannot tolerate the bitterness of fresh gourd, cook it and eat. I have a recipe of my mom's bitter gourd pitlai, it is really yummy dish. You wont even identify that it is made from bitter gourd. I will soon posst some more bitter gourd recipes like poriyal, fry and dishes like it..So with no more delay you go and check my masala recipe.
Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 40 to 45 mins
Serves : 4 to 5
Bitter Gourd - 3 medium size sliced into rounds
Onion - 1 large sliced thinly
Tomatoes - 2 medium size chopped finely
Oil - 5 tblspn
Fennel Seeds / Saunf / Sombu - 1 tsp
Cinnamon - 2 inch stick
Chilli Powder - 2 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1 tblspn
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp + 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Sugar - 1 tblspn
Tamarind Pulp - 2 tblspn + 1 tblspn
Water as needed
Take water, salt, turmeric powder and tamarind pulp in a sauce pan and bring it to boil. Once it reached a boil, add the bitter gourd and cook it till it becomes tender. Drain and set aside.
Now heat oil in a kadai. Add in fennel and cinnamon stick. Let them sizzle.
Now add in onions and saute till they get translucent.
Now add in salt, sugar and spice powders. Mix them.
Add in tomatoes and mix well.
Add some water and cook till they turn mushy and oil separates from it.
Add in cooked bitter gourd now along with some tamarind pulp. Mix well and cook on a low heat till it is cooked welll and all flavourd combines.
Simmer this for 10 to1 5 mins till it is nicely combined.
Switch off the heat and serve.
|Take some fresh bitter gourds|
|slice them in rounds|
|Now take all other ingredients|
|Heat some water in a sauce pan|
|add some salt and turmeric powder|
|add a good amount of tamarind|
|mix them well|
|Bring it to a boil|
|add your sliced bitter gourds|
|cook them till they are tender, strain and set aside|
|Now Heat oil in a kadai|
|Add in some fennel and cinnamon|
|add in sliced onions|
|add in salt, sugar and other spice powders|
|saute them for 30 sec|
|Add in chopped tomatoes|
|saute till they turn mushy|
|add some water|
|keep cooking them|
|once oil separates from it|
|add the cooked bitter gourd|
|Add some tamarind|
|mix them well and cook|
|cook till everything is mixed well|