Thursday, April 13, 2006

Spicy gourd

Bitter melons can be used in a variety of ways. They are very popular in Southeast Asia area and on the Indian sub-continent.

Spicy gourd


1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp coriander seeds, roughly chopped
1 tsp garlic paste
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 cup tamarind juice (lemon or lime juice can be used)
2 onions, sliced
1 pound gourds (karelas)(bitter gourds or melons)
Salt to taste


Peel and slice the gourd. Sprinkle salt and put aside for an hour. Wash the vegetable with water. If you want to remove its bitterness boil in water for five minutes and drain. Heat some oil in a pan and fry the onions, garlic paste and cumin seeds. Add the other ingredients along with the gourd. Cover the pan and cook till tender.

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