Khatta-Meetha Karela(Sour N' Sweet Bitter Gourd)

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“This is nice. Gur(jaggery) gives it a sweet flavor and tamarind pulp gives it a sour flavor. Very nice dish we enjoyed for dinner tonight. Got the recipe from a cookey show on Star Plus called 'Mirch Masala'.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash bittergourd.
  2. Scrape it nicely.
  3. Make a long slit in the center.
  4. Apply salt in the slit.
  5. Remove seeds of the bittergourd.
  6. Now add the stuffing.
  7. Stuffing-------------.
  8. Put tamarind pulp in a bowl.
  9. Add 2 tsp salt, corriander and chilli powders and saunf powder.
  10. Mix well.
  11. Fill the bittergourd with this stuffing.
  12. Heat oil in a pan.
  13. Add cumin seeds and hing.
  14. Allow to crackle.
  15. Add bittergourd.
  16. Cook on all sides on low heat.
  17. Remove from heat once cooked.
  18. Add water.
  19. Cover with a lid.
  20. Occasionally stir.
  21. Cook on low flame for 15-20 minutes.
  22. Uncover.
  23. Add gur.
  24. Mix well so as to let it melt.
  25. Garnish with cilantro.
  26. Serve hot with rotis.

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