Bitter gourd is the best vegetable that is having lots of nutritious and health benefits. Bitter gourd is called with lot of names in different languages like Pavakkai in tamil, Kakara kayi in telugu, karela in hindi, kaippakka in Malayalam and kareti in Marathi. Since the bitter gourd gives bitter on taste buds so many people exclude this vegetable. But once you know the technique of how to cook the bitter gourd by avoiding bitter taste then sure you wont leave this beautiful vegetable.
Here is the recipe of bitter gourd curry / Kakara kaya pulusu. I have prepared this dish by adding the jaggery so the dish gives a sweet taste. While preparing this bitter gourd sweet curry choose the ripe bitter gourds because these will be little bitter in taste. So those who don’t like to eat bitter curry can also taste this little spicy kakarakaya pulusu. Don’t peel off the skin of the bitter gourd while preparing the curry because the crunchy and nutrients contains in this peel also. This curry can be stored for 3-4 days because we have added tamarind juice. So do you want to know how to cook this bitter gourd sweet curry? Why delay here is the recipe for you.
Bitter gourd curry recipe
- Bitter gourd – ¼ kg
- Tamarind – big lemon size
- Jaggery – small piece
- Onions – 3
- Turmeric – ½ tbsp
- Red chili powder – 2tbsp
- Salt (required)
- Tempering seeds – 2tbsp
- Oil – 4tbsp
- Coriander leaves
- Curry leaves
How to Make
Step 1: Wash the bitter gourds in fresh water.
Step 2: Cut the bitter gourds into small pieces (round rings).
Step 3: Chop the onions and keep a side.
Step 4: Soak the tamarind and make a juice with it.
Step 5: Grate the jaggery and collect it into a bowl.
Step 6: Wash the coriander leaves and keep a side.
Step 7: Take a pan on stove and give a medium flame.
Step 8: Add oil to the pan and heat it.
Step 9: After oil getting hot add tempering seeds.
Step 10: Fry them for 1 min and add chopped onions.
Step 11: Fry the onions till golden in color and add bitter gourd pieces.
Step 12: After 2 mins add salt, turmeric and red chili powder.
Step 13: Put the tamarind juice into the frying bitter gourds.
Step 14: Mix all and add ½ glass of water to the bitter gourd pieces.
Step 15: Put the grated jaggery into the mixture in pan and mix it well.
Step 16: Cover the pan with lid and cook the curry for 10 mins.
Step 17: You can see the curry forming into thick gravy.
Step 18: Turn off the flame and garnish the dish with coriander leaves.
Tasty and sweet bitter gourd curry is ready to eat.
Hypoglycemic action is present in the bitter gourd so it acts as a best remedy for diabetes. It controls the lower blood and urine sugar levels. Vitamin B1, B2, B3 and C, phosphorous, manganese, zinc and folate are rich in bitter gourd. Bitter gourd cures the skin infections and skin diseases. So don’t miss to eat this healthy vegetable bitter gourd.