Bitter gourd has many health benefits. It has many vital vitamins, minerals and also has blood purifying properties. So why not include this wonder vegetable in our diet once in a week. This is one of my favorite stuffed curry. My kids who do not like bitter gourd, love this stuffed bitter gourd curry. If you prepare it the way I have mentioned below, this curry will not taste very bitter. It is a great side dish for chapati/roti and rice. Today let us learn how to make stuffed bitter gourd fry using our easy stuffed bitter gourd recipe.
Stuffed Bitter Gourd
Serves - 2-3
Bitter gourd - 6-7
Onion - 2 big ones
Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
Coriander powder -2 tsp
Chilli powder - 3/4 tsp or as required
Salt as required
For the seasoning
Oil -1 tbsp
Cumin seeds/Jeera - 1 tsp
Fennel seeds - 3/4 tsp (sombu)
Oil -1 1/2 tbsp for frying bitter gourds
Buy small or medium sized bitter gourds of uniform shape.
Wash and slightly scrap the skin. Make a 2 inch long slit on one side and remove all the seeds gently.
Then soak them in salted water for half an hour. Drain the water and keep it aside.
Finely chop onions. This is very important.
Now let us prepare the stuffing
Heat a tbsp of oil, add jeera seeds, fennel seeds, when it splutters, add finely chopped onions and saute till they turn golden brown.
Then add ginger-garlic paste and saute for a few more minutes. Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, chilli powder and salt needed. Cook till the raw smell goes.
Remove from flame and let it cool.
Stuff the bitter gourd with the prepared masala well.
Take an idly pan or a steamer and steam the bitter gourds for a few minutes or till half cooked.
Now heat 2 tbsp of oil and fry the bitter gourd in low flame, tossing them in between, so they will get cooked and browned evenly.
Enjoy with hot rice or chapati
Note -You do not have to tie a thread around the bitter gourd as the masala will not come out.
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