As the name says Bittergourd tastes bitter by itself but when cooked with care, it tastes great. It is very healthy to add Bittergourd into your diet.
Try this method of cooking Bittergourd and you’ll start loving it as we do.
- Bittergourd – 2 no
- Red Chilli Powder – 1 tsp or to taste
- Salt – to taste
- Oil – 2 Tbsp
- Dry Shredded Coconut – 1/4 cup
- Garlic – 2 cloves
Step 1 : Scrap the souter skin of the Bittergourds to remove the bitterness
Step 2 : Clean them with fresh water.
Stpe 3 : Cut each of them into 3 pieces
Step 4 : Slit each piece at one side
Step 5 : Apply salt generously to all the pieces.
Step 6 : Rub the Bittergourds from inside out and rest them in the strainer on the Kitchen sink for atleast 30 min
Step 7 : After 30 min, the bittergourds start releasing the water
Step 8 : Squeeze all the water out from the bittergourds
Step 9 : Squeezing the bittergourds removes all the bitterness from them.
Step 10 : Rinse them thoroughly under clean water
Step 11 : Take the bittergourds onto a clean paper towel to let them dry
Step 12 : Heat the pan add oil let the oil get heated up little bit.
Step 13 : Now add the bittergourds carefully and cover them and cook till they are nice and soft.
Step 14 : The bittergourds should be cooked on low to medium heat, so that they will be cooked from inside out.
Step15 : For every two minutes turn the bittergourds upside down and vice versa
Step 16 : This helps to cook them nicely on both the sides.
Step 17 : When they are done remove them into a bowl
Step 18 : Into the same oil add dry shredded coconut and garlic paste on low heat.
Step 19 : Mix everything well and keep mixing till you get nice aroma.
Step 20 : Be careful not to burn the coconut.
Step 21 : Add red chilli powder, salt and the fried bittergourds and mix well for a min.
Step 22 : The currry is ready to serve now. It tastes great when served with hot rice and ghee on top and with curd rice. Enjoy!!!