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Bitter Gourd with Sesame Powder

12 Jan

Bitter Gourd with Sesame Powder

Bitter gourd is thinly sliced and fried in little bit of oil till they are cooked and turns brown in color. A freshly ground mixture of sesame seeds and spices are added to the bitter gourd curry as a last step. Serve bitter gourd with sesame powder over steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Makes: around 4 Servings of Bitter Gourd with Sesame Powder.


Bitter Gourd 2 – 3 Medium
Sesame Seeds 4 Tbsps
Cashews 3 – 4
Whole Red Chiles 2 – 3
Salt to Taste
Oil 1 Tbsp

Method of preparation:

Lightly scrape, remove ends and wash the bitter gourds.
Thinly slice the bitter gourd and keep aside.
Break red chiles into small pieces and discard some of the seeds (if necessary).
Grind sesame seeds, cashews, red chiles and salt into powder using spice blender.

Heat oil in a pan, add sliced bitter gourd.
Fry on medium flame for around 15 minutes or until bitter gourd turns brown in color and is cooked.
Stir frequently while frying the bitter gourd to avoid scorching.
Stir in ground sesame powder and adjust salt if necessary.
Fry for 2 – 3 minutes or until sesame seeds powder is fried properly.
Remove from heat and serve bitter gourd with sesame powder over steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Notes: Make sure bitter gourd is fried well.

Suggestions: Adjust spice with red chiles.
Variations: Check other recipes with bitter gourd here.
Other Names: Bitter Gourd with Sesame Powder.