Thursday, November 1, 2012

Bitter Gourd Thookku

This is my MIL recipe. Before  marriage i never eaten the bitter gourd.One day my MIL made this and asked me to try.I tried that day with hesitation only. But really it did have bitter taste.

She used insist that it has more medicinal value and it good for Diabetic persons. After that i started eating Bitter gourd .

Bitter Gourd                        4 nos
Onion                                  4 Nos
Tomato                                1 Nos
Chilli Powder                        3-4 tbsp
Coriander Powder                6-7 tbsp
Mustard Seeds                     1 tbsp
Gee                                      50g

Heat oil/gee in a pan and add mustard seeds. Once the mustard seeds splutter add onion and bitter gourd.

Add salt and Turmeric powder. Let it cook the onion and bitter gourd until it reduced to half of the added amount.

Now add the tomato, chilli powder,coriander powder and 3 cups of water. Let it cook until the gravy becomes dry. Stir often.

This will be good side dish for Chappathi or rice.


Have to cook the gravy to about 1 -2 hours. Then only the bitterness will go.

Add equal amount of onion and bitter gourd.

If you still find its bitter add small amount jaggary while adding water to the gravy.


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