Grated Bitter Gourd Fry

6 Mar

Grated Bitter Gourd Fry.

Bitter gourd is washed and grated. Grated bitter gourd is fried in oil till it changes color and starts to brown. It is then mixed with powdered spices. Serve grated bitter gourd fry with steamed rice or with roti.
Makes: around a Serving of Grated Bitter Gourd Fry.


Bitter Gourd 2
Red Chili Powder few Pinches
Turmeric Powder a big Pinch
Salt to Taste


Mustard Seeds 1/8 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/8 tsp
Urad Dal 1/8 tsp
Broken Dried Red Chiles 3 – 4
Oil 2 tsps

Method of preparation:

Lightly scrape, wash, remove ends and grate bitter gourd.
Lightly squeeze the grated bitter gourd to remove some of the moisture.

Heat oil in a pan, add grated bitter gourd.
Fry on low flame for around 5 – 10 minutes stirring frequently to avoid burning.
Let the bitter gourd change color and start to brown.
Add few drops of oil in the middle of pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, mix everything well and remove from heat.
Stir in red chili powder, turmeric powder and salt.
Serve grated bitter gourd fry with steamed rice or with roti.
Notes: Make sure bitter gourd is not over fried.

Suggestions: Adjust spice with broken red chiles. Use thick side of the grater to grate the bitter gourd.
Variations: Add a pinch of amchur powder to the fry if you wish.
Other Names: Grated Bitter Gourd Fry.

2 Responses to “Grated Bitter Gourd Fry”

  1. indira March 7, 2012 at 7:41 pm #

    why is the talimpu done in the middle of the procedure? should it be
    done in the same pan that has the grated bitter gaurd?

  2. Raji March 13, 2012 at 4:57 am #

    i didnt want the talimpu to overfry but rather give a crunch. It can be done in the same pan which has the bitter gourd

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