Bitter gourd is thinly sliced and fried in oil till golden brown in color. A freshly ground mixture of grated coconut and cashews is added to the bitter gourd fry. Serve bitter gourd cashews fry with steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Makes: around 2 Servings of Bitter Gourd Cashews Fry.
Bitter Gourd 2 Medium
Grated Fresh Coconut 4 Tbsps
Red Chili Powder 1/4 tsp
Salt to Taste
Oil 1 Tbsp
Method of preparation:
Lightly scrape, remove ends, wash and chop the bitter gourd into thin slices.
Grind cashews into fine powder using spice grinder.
Then add the grated coconut and grind again for few seconds and remove from heat.
Heat oil in a pan, add sliced bitter gourd.
Fry on medium flame till bitter gourd changes color and start to brown.
Stir in ground cashews coconut mixture and salt.
Mix thoroughly and fry for a minute or two and remove from heat.
Stir in red chili powder and serve bitter gourd cashews fry with steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Notes: Make sure not to over fry the bitter gourd.
Suggestions: Adjust spice with red chili powder.
Variations: Add a pinch of sugar along with red chili powder if you wish.
Other Names: Bitter Gourd Cashews Fry.