Bittergourd Pickle | How to make Bittergourd Pickle

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BySandhya Hariharan
Created on 17th May 2017
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  • By Sandhya Hariharan
    Created on 17th May 2017

About Bittergourd Pickle

This recipe for bitter gourd Pickle is my maternal grandmother's invention. It's sweet,hot,tangy and delicious. When I first sampled it with curd rice, I thought it was made with Mangoes. Do try.

Bittergourd Pickle, a deliciously amazing recipe to treat your family members. This recipe of Bittergourd Pickle by Sandhya Hariharan will definitely help you in its preparation. Surprisingly the preparations for Bittergourd Pickle can be done within 15 minute. Isn't it interesting. Also, the time taken for cooking Bittergourd Pickle is not very much. With such flavoursome ingredients, the dish is definitely going to come out superb! This recipe is almost perfect to serve 6 people.A lot of times making Paneer Tikka can be quite tricky, so the recipe in Better Butter can help you in making it. The aroma which arises while cooking Bittergourd Pickle is just too tempting. Cooking Bittergourd Pickleat home might be a little tedious but when your whole family would enjoy the meal, all your efforts would be totally worth it. The recipe can be turned and twisted in a lot of ways to make it more interesting. This recipe of Bittergourd Pickle is so simple and easy that even beginners can try it out. So, the next time you have a party at home do not forget to check out the recipe ofBittergourd Pickle from Better Butter.

  • Prep Time15mins
  • Cook Time50mins
  • Serves6People
Bittergourd Pickle

Ingredients to make Bittergourd Pickle

  • Bitter Gourd - 3, medium sized
  • Tamarind - 1/2 Cup
  • Jaggery - 1/2 Cup
  • Salt - 2 Tsp
  • Turmeric - 1.5 Tsp
  • Chilli powder 3 tsp
  • Sesame oil / Gingelly Oil -10 tbs
  • For Tempering : Chana dal -1/2 tsp
  • Mustard Seeds - 1/2 Tsp
  • Methi Seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • For Powder : Chana Dal - 1 tsp
  • Dried red chilli - 2
  • Coriander seeds -1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal- 1/2 tsp

How to make Bittergourd Pickle

  1. Chop Bitter gourd into small pieces and steam it in cooker with a bit of salt and 1/2 tsp Turmeric for 1 whistle. Turn off the gas and keep it aside.
  2. Soak seedless tamarind in 150-175 ml of warm water and keep it aside. Now put it in the blender to get a tangy puree. Pass it through the sieve to remove any strings left.
  3. Heat oil in a deep bottom pan and add all the tempering ingredients. Once Mustard seeds splutter, add the collected tamarind puree and jaggery. Remember to break the jaggery into small pieces before adding it. This will speedy up the process.
  4. Once the jaggery melts and blends in the tamarind puree add the cooked bitter gourd pieces. Add chilli powder, remaining turmeric powder & salt along with 1.5 cups of water.
  5. Cook the whole mixture on low flame until you get a jelly like consistency. Stir at regular intervals in order to avoid the mixture sticking to the pan. Turn of the gas and keep it aside to cool down.
  6. Saute all the ingredients mentioned under 'Powder' until they turn light brown and then grind them to coarse consistency. Add this powder to the mixture prepared above and stir well.
  7. Transfer this pickle to an airtight container and keep it refrigerated. Use as desired.
My Tip: Use of Sesame Oil is a must in this recipe.

Reviews for Bittergourd Pickle (1)

Sukhmani Bedi3 months ago
First time I am hearing of Bittergourd pickle...seems so delicious