Bitter gourd fry | How to make Bitter gourd fry

By Muthulakshmi Madhavakrishnan  |  9th Jan 2017  |  
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About Bitter gourd fry Recipe

Usually cooking bitter gourd without the bitterness is really tough, but if you cook them with simple techniques you can really enjoy the dish. This dish is crisp in taste and easy to prepare.

Bitter gourd fry is an authentic dish which is perfect to serve on all occasions. The Bitter gourd fry is delicious and has an amazing aroma. Bitter gourd fry by Muthulakshmi Madhavakrishnan will help you to prepare the perfect Bitter gourd fry in your kitchen at home. Bitter gourd fry needs 10 minutes for the preparation and 15 minutes for cooking. In the BetterButter app, you will find the step by step process of cooking Bitter gourd fry. This makes it easy to learn how to make the delicious Bitter gourd fry. In case you have any questions on how to make the Bitter gourd fry you can comment on the page below. The "What's cooking" feature on the BetterButter app can help you connect with our home chefs like Muthulakshmi Madhavakrishnan. Bitter gourd fry will surely satisfy the taste buds of your guests and you will get compliments from your guests.

Bitter gourd fry

Ingredients to make Bitter gourd fry

  • 2 medium bitter gourd
  • 1.5 tbsp gram flour
  • 1.5 tbsp rice flour
  • 1/2 tsp chilly powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp jeera powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • few curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • salt

How to make Bitter gourd fry

  1. Wash the bitter gourd well and divide them into halves. Remove the seeds and the pith. Cut them into thick half slices.
  2. Boil 2 to 3 cups of water in a vessel and add the bitter gourd slices. When they are cooked, drain the water and allow it to cool completely.
  3. In a mixing bowl, add the bittergourd slices, gram flour, rice flour, chilly powder, coriander powder, jeera powder and required salt. Mix them with a spoon evenly and add lemon juice to it. Keep it undisturbed for 20 minutes.
  4. Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a frying pan or dosa pan and arrange the bittergourd slices and curry leaves. Now cook them in high flame for 5 minutes and reduce it and cook until the bitter gourd starts browning. Add a few drops of oil if desired. Then slowly turn the bitter gourd slices and cook them till it gets crispy.

My Tip:

To reduce the bitterness I have boiled the bitter gourd slices with plenty of water and it will take less time to get fried in the oil. For best results fry them in a hard iron pan. For a perfect bitter gourd fry you have to add the correct amount of oil. Do not add too much oil then,the bitter gourd will turn soft and it won't look nice

Reviews for Bitter gourd fry (2)

Sameera Yasmin Fazuludeen2 years ago

one of my favourite recipe, thanks muthulakshmi

Kanak Patel2 years ago

Looks absolutely delish! would love to try out your recipe...

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