Feb 5, 2015

Spicy Bitter Gourd Wheels

This is a easy to make, good for health item. Can be had as a side dish for dinner or lunch.

  • bitter gourd
  • onion
  • green chilly
  • curry leaves
  • turmeric powder
  • mustard
  • jeera
  • salt
  • oil
1. Chop onion and chilly into small pieces
2. Chop gourds into thin slices (thinner than shown here)
3. As you slice them, drop the pieces into salt-water (this will reduce bitterness)
4. Keep slices in salt-water for two minutes and take them out
5. Shallow fry slices in a pan on medium flame, once the pan is hot turn flame to low.

6. Stop frying when pieces turn golden brown.

7. Prepare masala by shallow frying jeera, mustard, curry leaves, chilly and onion.

8. Add bitter gourd slices to masala and cook on low flame until the slices are slightly crispy.
9. Add turmeric powder and salt to taste and mix well. Turn off flame and allow to cool.

Do not close the vessel for 5 to 8 minutes - this will let moisture escape and slices remain crisp.

Instead of green chilly, you can use red chilly powder too, add it while adding salt and turmeric.

Would be good to have it while its still warm. Tastes good even its cool - can be packed in a box for lunch.

1 comment:

Manjula Umesh said...

Nice to see this recipe.