2 Medium sized Bitter Gourd
1 Tsp of Sambhar Powder or Red Chilly Powder
1/2 Tsp of Turmeric Powder
1/4 Tsp of Garam Masala
1 Tsp of Mustard
1 Tsp of Urad Dal
Pinch of Hing
1 Tbsp of Oil
Salt to taste
- Heat a pan with oil, add mustard, urad dal, let it crackles and then add hing.
- Take pan away from the stove, add sambhar powder or red chilly powder and turmeric powder, fry for a min.
- Keep pan back to the stove, immediately add bitter gourd, salt and little water. Stir well. Keep it covered and cook for 5-7 mins in a medium flame.
- Finally add garam masala, mix well. Cook for a min and then switch off the stove.
- Bitter Gourd stir fry is ready to serve with sambhar or dal rice.
- Cut bitter gourd lengthwise or circular shape, as you wish but slice it thin, so that it cooked fast.
- If your bitter gourd is tender, don’t remove the seeds.
- To deep fry bitter gourd, add rice flour and gram flour, marinate it, for extra crispness.
- To avoid bitterness, add a pinch of jaggery or sugar.
Health Benefits of Bitter Gourd
- This vegetable is low in calories.
- Controls blood glucose levels.
- Rich source of folate and vitamin C.
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