Monday, December 8, 2008

BITTER GOURD CURRY

Most of the people are not very fond of bittergourd. Me too not very much. I buy it very rarely because my hubby likes it. This time I brought few extra thinking I can try somthing different so that I too can also be much more comfortable with it. So started my recipe hunt when I came across CHAM'S BLOG. Shez soo sweet, excellent blogger and I really really admire all her wonderful yummy recipes and also her profile pic with different styles :). U rock cham.

I have been waiting for long to prepare one of her recipe and finally got the one which I was searching for. I followed her tips for removing the bitterness of the veggie by sprinkling salt on the cut piece of bittergourd , marinated and squeezed out the excess water. It really works. And the curry was very delicious and authentic tasting that we truly enjoyed having with rice. Thank you so much Cham for this fabulous recipe. Click here for the recipe.

Changes I made is instead of coriander seeds, I added corinder- cumin powder. And for seasoning I added one more extra ingredient ie 2 tsp urad dal.

Enjoy!!

22 comments:

sowmya said...

yes..cham's recipes are wonderful... this curry looks awesome..i posted a bittergourd dish too..

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

i make it in a different way by grinding roasted channa dal, red chillis and coconut. this method sounds yummy. i love bittergourd sambar.

Cham said...

He he u make me smile with " different profile pict"
I love a lot BG gravy is authentic tamilian's recipe. Hope he likes it and thank u for the kind word!

SriLekha said...

wow! that looks yummy!
i too dont know bitter gourd recipes a lot! thanks for sharing the recipe

Curry Leaf said...

Lovely and I love bittergourd too.Will try.This looks interesting.Nice to know you too enjoyed it this time

Jaishree said...

Wow....looks good!!My husband also likes bittergourd.Imake bitter gourd in diffrent version.. Nice recipe...Yummy with rice.. :)

Vandana Rajesh said...

The curry looks delicious suma. Bittergourd really is not a fav at my place...but this looks tempting indeed. Will give it a try.

Shama Nagarajan said...

i like to take bittergourd once in a week.......my hubby too...love ur curry...i will do it in a slightly different way.......

Laavanya said...

I love bittergourd... the salt sprinkling does help. Looks great Suma.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I am not a fan of bittergourd,i rarely cook it,still I liked ur recipe;)

Usha said...

I agree, Cham rocks....the bittergourd curry looks very yum:-)

Happy cook said...

I must admit i don't like this vegetable too.
The curry looks yumm, just the vegetable is no a favourite of mine.

DEESHA said...

thatz a delicious recipe Suma

raaji said...

hey i just saw this in sowmyas blog too...same veggy

notyet100 said...

bitter gourd curry is new for me,..something i have to still try,,,..ur version looks delicious,..

Ramya Bala said...

WOw..looks so yummy suma...delicious :)

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ranji said...

i too wasnt fond of karathe before but i love it now....whichever way its made...love the bitter taste :)...this curry looks comfirting and yum!!

srikars kitchen said...

wow... nice entry.. thxs for sharing..

Premyscakes said...

Bitter gourd is my fav, looks yummy.

Kitchen Flavours said...

This is one of my favourite veggie. New recipe. Looks gr8.

Elra said...

Hi Suma,
This is my second visit here, boy I am so happy to see this bitter gourd curry.
I love bitter gourd so much, but never really made curry with it. Is indian bitter gourd very bitter? I normally bough it at Ranch 99, so I guess that's chinese bitter gourd. I am curious about the Indian bitter gourd (I saw it at "Cash & Carry) they are much smaller then the one in Ranch 99. So, I am curious about the bitterness. Thanks.
Elra