Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Bitter gourd fry


Bitter Gourds are very  low in calories  but dense with precious nutrients.Excellent source for B1,B2,Fiber,Iron.

Try this Bittergourd fry ..

Bitter gourd- 4

Urad dal 1/4 cup

Ground Nut 1 cup

Chana dal -1/4 cup

Garlic 2 pods

Red chilli(dry)-7

Jeera 2 tbsp


Mustard seeds pinch


Red chillipowder

Coriander  big Pinch.

Hing a pinch


 1. Dry roast Ground nut,urad dal, chanadal ,Jeera,Corainder seperately.

 2. Add 1 spoon oil and roast dryy red chillies.

 3. Let them cool for a while

 4. Add garlic and grind all above ingredients into powder.

 5. Peel bittergourd  surface  which will have jagged ridges.

 6. Peel that ridges are removed completely,should be like a plain surface which  helps in removing bitterness.

 7. Cut into very thin slices and deep fry them until they become crunchy.

 8. Now in a veesel,add 1 tbsp oil

 9. Add  pinch of mustard seeds,urad dal,chanadal and hing.

10. Add the grinded powder to it and let it cook until raw smell disapears

11. Add  fried bitter gourd peices and cook for more 5 mins.

12. Adjust salt and red chilli powder.

13. Serve with hot rice and  a dollop of ghee.


  1. one can never think of frying these, they look superb !!!

  2. let me try these for sure.. good one..

  3. Wow thats a delicious fries, would love to have some..

  4. Awesome ~ just give me some rice , dal n these paratahs n i am all set :))

  5. Nice recipe, this is really yummy. There is nothing to argue about. Keep posting stuff like this i really like it. thank you for sharing this recipe..