Bitter gourd cooked with tamarind


1 medium sized Bittergourd
A small marble sized tamarind soaked in water
Salt to taste
A pinch of asafoetida
1 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
2 red chillies
A bit of jaggery
A bit of turmeric powder
2 tsp Dry subzi powder

Cut the bittergourd into small pieces. Heat oil, add mustard seeds and red chillies. When it splutters add the tamarind juice, salt, turmeric,asafoetida and bittergourd. Cook covered on slow flame till it becomes soft. Add some more water if required.

When bittergourd is cooked and dry, add the jaggery and mix well for a minute. Add dry subzi powder and mix.

Serve with rice.

Optional: You could make the same curry with plantain or yam instead of bittergourd.
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Finla said...

Looks good, i would make it with yam or plantain as don't likr bitter gourd

Uma said...


EC said...

@ Happy cook..Thanks, even I dont like bittergourd..made it for others

Thanks Uma

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