Bitter gourd Stir Fry Recipe or Bitter gourd Palya
A balanced diet is a must for good health. Our tongue asks for just sweet recipes but our body health requires a mixture of all vegetables right from sweet to bitter. I have already shared a rasam from bitter gourd, now it’s the bitter gourd palya or Stir Fry you can say.
Simply to say its from bitter gourd , this dish too comes out to be sweet with a flavour of bitterness.
All you require is :
2 Bitter gourd
Salt for taste
Wash the bitter gourd and de seed them. Chop them into small pieces and keep aside.
Now take a deep pan and add 2spoons of cooking oil. Let the flame remain low.
Once the oil is hot add mustard seeds, jeera, urad dal, curry leaves and red chillies. Fry till mustard splitters.
Now add chopped Bitter gourd to the deep pan and keep on stirring.
Add turmeric, tamarind water, jaggery and salt for taste. A small piece of tamarind is sufficient, whereas the jaggery should be thrice the tamarind.
Let the vegetable boil along with these ingredients. Add water (not more than half cup) when the vegetable starts to stick to the pan.
Remember you should not close the lid. The bitterness of the Bitter gourd vanishes when its boiled in open lid.
Once the Bitter gourd is softened switch off the flame.
Take half a bowl of grated coconut and mix it well with one spoon rasam powder. Now add this mixture to the prepared Bitter gourd palya. Stir them well so that every chopped bitter gourd is dressed with coconut.
Bitter gourd Stir Fry or palya is ready to be served.
You can have it with hot rice with a spoon full of ghee or also as a combination with chapatti :).
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