Bitter Gourd Sabji

Bitter Gourd Sabji – There was a time when I would flatly refuse to taste a bitter. But once I tried this recipe preparing with jaggery and tamarind pulp I found that   bitter gourd has no bitter at all!.This is my one and only favorite bitter gourd recipe, so far.

I have shared an easy recipe to prepare bitter gourd Sabji in a step by step method with a detailed pictures below.

Wash and cut the bitter gourd. In a mixing bowl add bitter gourd, turmeric powder , salt . Marinate for 15_20 minutes.

In a kadai or wok heat oil add sliced onions saute till it becomes transculent. Now add red chilli powder, cumin powder and  a pinch of turmeric powder. Saute for 5 minutes.

Add bitter gourd. Cover the lid and cook until it gets tender. Now add yogurt.

Finally add jaggery and tamarind pulp saute for few minutes. Remove from heat.

Serve hot.

INGREDIENTS

  • a pinch of turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 medium size onions
  • 1 tbsp jaggery
  • 1 tsp tamarind pulp
  • 1 tbsp thick yogurt
  • Salt as needed

FOR MARINATION

  • 1/2 kg bitter gourd
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt as needed

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Wash the bitter gourd peel off the skin and cut in the shape of circle.
  • In a mixing bowl add salt, turmeric powder and bitter gourd mix well. Marinate for 15_20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile in a wok or kadai heat oil add onions saute till it changes transculent. Add red chilli powder, a pinch of turmeric powder, cumin powder. stir well.
  • Now add bitter gourd mix well cover the lid and cook for few minutes until it gets tender.
  • Add yogurt, tamarind pulp and jaggery cook for another 5 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  • Serve hot.

Health Benefits Of Bitter Gourd

  • Bitter Gourd are good for headaches. Helpful in case of vomitting.
  • Bitter Gourd purifies Blood, treats jaundice and skin disorder.
  • Fresh juice of bitter gourd is beneficial for people suffering from piles.
  • It helps in menstural disorders.
  • Bitter Gourd are good for Diabetes.

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