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.
Remove from flame and let it cool.
Stuff the bitter gourd well with the prepared masala.
Take an idly pan or a steamer and steam the bitter gourds for a few minutes or until half cooked.
Now heat 2 tbsp of oil and fry the bitter gourds on low flame, tossing them in between, so that all the sides are well cooked and browned evenly.
Note -You do not have to tie a thread around the bitter gourd as the masala will not come out.
Buy small or medium sized bitter gourds of uniform shape.
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