Bitter Gourd Curry

Bitter Gourd Curry

Also called Bitter Melon around the world. People who are in pre diabetes stage can take bittergourd juice on an empty stomach first thing in the morning everyday. The juice also helps to prevent damage of the liver due to alcholism. It helps in deworming. It relieves constipation and in healing ulcers. It Cleanses blood, Cures piles, Strengthens bones, Improves eyesight. It cools the system as well. The juice of bitter gourd leaves is used in the treatment of cholera. It can also provide relief from various stomach disorders during in summer seasons. It has medicinal values. the leaves of the plant are used as a home remedy for cold and cough


Bitter Gourd 1 Medium (deseeded and cut to small pieces)
Tamarind pulp 2-3 Tbsp
Red chillies powder ½ Tsp/ per taste
Onion 1 medium (finely chopped)
Sambar powder 1 Tsp
Jagree 1 piece (lemon size)
Green chillies 1 (slit to ½)
Mustard 1 Tsp
Curry leaves 6-8
Coriander leaves 2-3 Tbsp (finely chopped)
Grated coconut 2-3 Tbsp
Salt to taste
Oil 2 Tbsp


Cook bitter gourd till tender with a little salt and a small piece of tamarind. (Tamarind minimizes the bitter taste.) Drain and keep aside.
Heat oil in a kadai/wok and add in the mustard.
Once it splutters add in the onion, curry leaves, green chillies and sauté for 1-2 minutes till onion is half done.
Now add in the bitter gourd and sauté for another minute.
Add in the tamarind pulp, Jagree, red chilli powder, sambar powder and grated coconut.
Add in ½ cup of water and cover cook for 5 minutes.
Garnish with coriander before serving.

P.S. : The darker the Bitter Gourd the better.

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  1. Most of them dont like “Bitter Gourd”. I love mom made yummy dish…but now my family doesnt like and i dont cook it at all. But this time, thought let me try your recipe and asked my family to just taste this without telling them that this is bittergourd…all of them loved it and were surprised when i told them its Bittergourd…Thx to you, i can enjoy this now with my family.

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