People who are found of pickle will surely like this. Even I was reluctant first to make a pickle with bitter gourd but found this very interesting and tasty once I had it from a friends place.
Fried bitter gourd – 1cup
Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
Fenugreek seeds – ½ tsp
Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
Chilly powder – 1 ½ tsp
Hing / Kaayam – ½ tsp
Sliced ginger – 1 ½ tsp
Sliced garlic – 1 ½ tsp
Sliced shallots / small onion – 4tsp
Green chilies – 2nos (optional)
Dry red chilly – 2nos
Curry leaves – a few
Vinegar – ¼ cup (more sure taste increase the quantity)
Coconut oil – 3tsp
How to prepare
=►I have already published how to make fried bitter gourd (pavakka kondattam).
=►Take 1cup of fried bitter gourd and mash it into pieces.
=►Heat 3tsp of oil in a pan, put mustard seeds and allow it to crack.
=►When it cracks well add dry red chilies, fenugreek seeds, sliced shallots, ginger, garlic, curry leaves into it.
=►Saute it well till the raw smell of garlic goes off.
=►Then put turmeric, chilly powder and mix it well.
=►Add ¼ cup of vinegar and when it boils well add mashed bitter gourd pieces.
=►Saute it well and cook it for 1-3min and switch off the flame.
=►Add ½ tsp of hing on over this pickle and mix well.
=►Serve it hot as a side with plain rice, chapatti etc.
This participates in Vegetable Marathon - Bitter Gourd, hosted by Nithu and started by Silpa