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Bitter gourd stir fry

Lathiya Shanmugasundaram
10 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
2 People
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ABOUT Bitter gourd stir fry RECIPE

Many of us wont like bitter gourd especially kids because of its bitterness. But it is loaded with nutrients.So just try to make it tastier instead of avoiding it.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Stir fry
  • Side Dishes
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 2

  1. Bitter gourd – 3 medium sized
  2. Onions – 1 cup finely chopped
  3. Coconut – 1/2 cup grated
  4. Channa dal – 2 tbsn
  5. Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  6. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  7. Red chilli powder – 1 1/2 tsp
  8. Salt – as required
  9. Curry leaves – few
  10. Oil – 2 tsp


  1. Cut half the bitter gourd lengthwise, deseed and cut to thin pieces.
  2. In a bowl add bitter gourd, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt. Mix and keep aside for 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and crackle mustard seeds.
  4. Add channa dal, when it turns golden add onions and curry leaves.
  5. When onion turns golden add grated coconut and stir for a minute.Add marinated bitter gourd. Cook covered in medium flame.
  6. Check for salt and add if necessary. Stir at regular intervals to avoid burning.
  7. When it’s done cook uncovered for few more minutes in slow flame.
  8. You can drizzle oil on sides occasionally.
  9. Cook till bitter gourd turns golden. Serve with rice.

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Shashi Bhargava
Shashi Bhargava   Sep-08-2017


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