I have been cooking this Subzi since a long time. But never dared to post it here because this is something which I don't like. I cook this just for my hubby. He likes this Subzi and there are many more people who like bitter gourd. I would not even dare to taste bitter gourd, but I do eat this when I cook it in a different way with a dash of tamarind which I will post later in the up-coming weeks.
Bitter gourd is very good for health specially for diabetics. If you want to get rid of the bitter taste, just cut it into pieces, discard the seeds and soak it into salty water for at least 30 Min's to 1 hour. Addition of different masalas make this dish a tasty one too.
1 bitter gourd
1/2 tsp jaggery
10 curry leaves
1 green chilly
1 medium sized onion
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp chilly powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp asafoetida
Cut the bittergoud into small pieces and put them in salt water for 30 Min's.
After 30 Min's, drain the water and wash the bitter gourd.
In a kadai, heat 1 tablespoon oil and add mustard seeds.
When they splutter, add asafoetida and curry leaves.
Fry for 10 seconds and add onion and fry till the onion becomes pinkish. Add the chopped green chilly.
Now add the powders and mix properly.
Now add the bitter gourd and 1 cup water and let it get cooked on a medium flame or till it becomes soft.
Add the jaggery and mix well. Add more jaggery, if you want a sweet and bitter taste.
Keep it covered.
Add jaggery and mix properly.
Add salt to taste.
This goes to Gimme Green event.