FRIED BITTER GOURD
BITTER GOURD: Bitter gourd is also called Balsam pear or bitter melon. Bitter gourds are very low in calories and are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals and has high dietary fiber. Bitter Gourd is one of the most popular vegetables in India and other South Asian countries and can be prepared in a variety of ways. Here is a very simple recipe for a Fried Bitter Gourd side dish.
½ kg tender bitter gourd
2 teaspoons chillie powder
1teaspoon cumin powder
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
Salt to taste
3 or 4 tablespoons oil
Scrape and wash the bitter gourds then cut them into thin slices.
Soak the slices in salt water for about 2 hours.
Drain and squeeze out the excess water.
Mix the bitter gourd slices with the chillie powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, and salt. Heat oil in a pan and fry the bitter gourd slices till golden brown and crisp.