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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Stuffed BitterGourd Curry

I am trying to change my eating habits for good health and also to reduce weight so trying healthy vegetables. I made this curry last night and it was not tasting that much bitter. Not sure if the bitter gourd itself is having less bitterness or the style of making it made difference. Anyway I was able to eat comfortably.
Here are the medicinal benefits of Bitter guard

6 to 7 medium sized Bitter Gourd(cut each into 2 pieces at the center and remove seeds)
1 Tbsp cooking oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds

For Curry Paste

1/4 cup roasted peanuts
2 Tbsp roasted sesame seeds
1 tsp redchilli powder (adjust to your spice leve)
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
3 to 4 cloves of garlic
2 cups chopped onion
2 cups chopped tomatoes
little bit of tamarind
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
piece of ginger
salt to taste

1) Gring all the ingredients for the paste into paste and stuff the BitterGourd with the paste. Keep the remaining paste aside.

2) Heat 1 Tbsp oil, splutter mustard seeds and add stuffed Bittergourd and fry in low heat until they turn brown. This may take 30 mins or more and you need to turn the bitter gourd in between so that it will cook all the sides. You don't have to stir many times since it is in low heat only but make sure not to burn it :-)

you can do other work by keeping this and it is better to fry at low heat for long time.

3) Once the veggies turn brown add the remaining paste and fry upto 5 mins

Server Hot with Rice or Chapathi.

Next time I will try this in microwave and see how it goes because we don't have to keep monitoring incase of microwave.

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