Monday, April 5, 2010

Bitter gourd Fry



Ingredients

  • Bitter gourd (long variety) - 2 (discard seeds & chop into small pieces)
  • Onion - 1 big (Cubed)
  • Garlic - 6 nos
  • Curry leaves - 1 spring
  • Mustard & urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Sambar powder or chilly powder - 1 or 2 tsp
  • Oil - 5 tbsp
  • Salt for taste


Method

  • Heat the pan with oil on High medium flame.
  • Splutter mustard & urad dal.
  • Add curry leaves, garlic & onions one by one.
  • Fry for 30- 40 seconds.
  • Now add the chopped vegetable.
  • Add salt & saute well.
  • Reduce the flame to medium.
  • Do not cover the vegetable.
  • Keep stirring often.
  • When it is 3/4 done, add the sambhar powder & continue frying.
  • Let it fry till it is done.

Tips for the recipe - Preferably go for long variety of bitter gourd. Add salt to the vegetable & allow it to sit for 1 or 2 hours. This will reduce the bitterness of the vegetable.

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