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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Baked Bittergourd Masala

      Baked bittergourd masala , this time i tried with baked bitter gourds.Lessen my work n oil..I remember that my grandma use to add some smoked bittergourds(chutta pavakkai) to tamarind based gravy.so i too want to try with some baked one.This masala recipe is so easy ,simple n taste was so gud than my expectation.In this recipe i added amchur powder/dried mango powder..i like mild tangy karela.Do you hate bitter gourd?? I am sure after eating this recipe you wont...Me n my kids finished this bowl :) I gave them along with upma... I use to cook karela /bitter gourds twice in a week.Try this recipe and post your feedback


Nutritional Benefits of Bitter gourd: Regular consumption of bitter gourd juice has been proven to improve energy and stamina level.  Even sleeping patterns have been shown to be improved/stabilized.The high beta-carotene and other properties in bitter gourd makes it one of the finest vegetable-fruit that help alleviate eye problems and improving eyesight.Bitter gourd contains beneficial properties that cleanses the blood from toxinsThe bitter tonic properties of bitter gourd have made it effective as a blood purifier.


Ingredients
  1. Bitter gourd/Karela   2 no.(thinly sliced)
  2. Onion   1 big(finely chopped)
  3. Tomato  1 big(finely chopped)
  4. Chana dal   2 tsp
  5. Mustard seeds    1/2 tsp
  6. Cumin seeds   1/2 tsp
  7. Curry leaves    few
  8. Chilli powder    1 tsp
  9. Coriander powder    1/2 tsp
  10. Cumin powder   1/4 tsp
  11. Amchur powder    1/4 tsp
  12. Turmeric powder   a pinch
  13. Salt    to taste
  14. Oil   2 tsp
  15. Cilantro    few finely chopped
Method



  • Pre heat oven to 400 degree F.
  • Take a oven safe vessel,spread the sliced bitter gourd and drizzle few drops of oil and a pinch of turmeric powder and bake it for 25-30 minutes or till till it turn crisp.
  • Heat a oil in a pan,add mustard and cumin seeds allow to pop and add chana dal fry till light golden brown and add curry leaves and onions.
  • Saute the onions nicely and add chopped tomatoes and fry nicely till it turn mushy.
  • After that add all dry powders(chilli,coriander,amchor,cumin) and stir well and fry for 1 minute.
  • Then add the baked bitter gourds and mix well,sprinkle little water and cook covered for 1-2 minutes.
  • Lastly add some chopped cilantro and the baked bittergourd masala is ready.
  • Serve as an accompaniment for rice,dosa,chapathi/roti etc.


16 comments:

  1. i only eat bitter gourd when some one makes it for me.. yum :)

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  2. ரொம்ப சூப்பர்ர்,பாகற்காய் எனக்கு ரொம்ப பிடிக்கும்..

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  3. That look delicious - comforting and still exotic with the spices. Yum! I love bitter gourds ~ must try this version :)
    US Masala

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  4. I never baked bitter gourd but it looks really good..very nice recipe...kids ate this too..wow..too good.

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  5. Nice curry.. will be yum with curd rice..:) Baking Bitter gourd's new recipe..to me.. !!!

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  6. Yummy yuM! I have a recipe which i will be blogging next week - do check out-- in the mean time, can you please pass the bowl :)

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  7. Omg, never thought of baking bittergourd and making masala,thats quite interesting..delicious..

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  8. Baking and dunking them in the masala sounds very innovative and interesting. Surely got to try them.

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  9. Havent tried making this in microwave but surely will try it... My hubby's favorite veggie looks yum...

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  10. First time here. I love bitter gourd .. Got to try this out. You have a lovely space. Happy to follow you .. hope you will visit me too !!!


    Vardhini
    VardhinisKitchen

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  11. Wow.....tangy bitter gourd looks absoluetly smashing!!! Very healthy recipes......following you for more!!!

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  12. First time here. You have a nice space. Happy to follow u dear! Yummy fry.

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  13. Nice masala...I love bitter gourds. Certainly...baking gives a flavor' to the dish.

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  14. This is very awesome! So healthy yet delicious!

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  15. Came out very well....nice and quick recipe...Thank u!!!

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  16. Baked bitter gourds looks so yummy and i love this healthy masala !!

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