Spicy bittergourd- side dish for chapati

I have always loved the humble bittergourd even if it is detested by so many of them. It can be cooked and combined in so many ways that you can actually forget the bitter taste and enjoy it. Like in my stuffed bittergourd and now this one, the bittergourd gets blended with the spices, and you will actually love it. Try it to believe it!!

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Spicy bittergourd- side dish for chapati Yum
Course side dish
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 5 - 6 nos Bittergourds
  • 1 Onion - big chopped
  • 1/2 cup coconut Grated
  • 1 Bayleaves
  • 1 Cinnamon stick- small piece
  • 2 - 3 Cloves
  • 2 - 3 Cardamom
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp Fennel seeds
  • 1 Ginger ' - chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic - chopped
  • 4 - 5 chillies Dried red
  • 1 tsp Coriander coriander seeds powder- or you can use fresh - 1tsp
  • 1 tsp chilly Red powder- (optional)
  • to taste Salt
  • Jaggery - a small piece
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp Oil- +1tsp
Course side dish
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 5 - 6 nos Bittergourds
  • 1 Onion - big chopped
  • 1/2 cup coconut Grated
  • 1 Bayleaves
  • 1 Cinnamon stick- small piece
  • 2 - 3 Cloves
  • 2 - 3 Cardamom
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp Fennel seeds
  • 1 Ginger ' - chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic - chopped
  • 4 - 5 chillies Dried red
  • 1 tsp Coriander coriander seeds powder- or you can use fresh - 1tsp
  • 1 tsp chilly Red powder- (optional)
  • to taste Salt
  • Jaggery - a small piece
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp Oil- +1tsp
Instructions
  1. Cut the bittergourd into rings. Remove and discard the seeds. Add some salt and turmeric powder and leave it for around one hour. After an hour squeeze out the water completely.
  2. Pour some oil in a pan. Shallow fry the bittergourd till golden brown and keep aside.
  3. Heat oil in another pan. Add the spices(red chillies, bayleaves, cinnamon,cloves,cardamom,and coriander seeds if adding) followed by ginger ,garlic and the onions. Saute for sometime. Now add the grated coconut and saute for one more minute. Cool and grind this to a paste.
  4. Heat 1tsp of oil in a pan. Add the paste along with turmeric powder and salt along with coriander powder and red chilly powder if adding. Mix well and cook for around 5 minutes. Now add the bittergourd pieces. Mix well and add some water. Cook well till the bittergourd has blended with the spices in the gravy.Add a lump of jaggery and mix well.
  5. Serve hot with hot chapatis.
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35 Comments

  1. Loved ur version of bittergourd. New to me, looks perfect with garam rotis. Pics are good and tempting.Chitchat

     
  2. Never had bitter gourd and roti combo….sounds yum….love the variation of Bitter Gourd recipe…..

     
  3. Bittergourd is one vag which i don’t like at all, childhood drama i think.

     
  4. Must try this next time I get Bitter Gourd, I only make stir fry usually. Looks yum.

     
  5. Shama Nagarajan

    different one dear..looks perfect

     
  6. Priya Suresh

    I never tried this sort of gravy with bittergourd, sounds interesting and the side dish looks fantastic..

     
  7. Preeti Kashyap

    Looks Lovely! shd try it soon…

     
  8. A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine

    Health & delicious.

     
  9. lov bitter gourd …yummy curry,hav to try this

     
  10. Balakrishna Saraswathy

    Loved the color and texture of the gravy pa..

     
  11. Soma Pradhan

    Looks really spicy..Got to try thsi one out

     
  12. Sarah Naveen

    oh wow!!!! looks superb!!!!great dish for chapati…

     
  13. Sucharitha and Kaushalya

    Thanks for the recipe. Was looking for bittergourd recipes as side dis to chapatis. Have had karelas in pitlays and poriyals only.

     
  14. Never tried this before….Looks yummy..Perfect side dish…

     
  15. I eat that plate anytime….In my house everone is a big fan of krelas(bittergourd)….In this kind I put some tomatoes also & no jaggery…

     
  16. RAKS KITCHEN

    Not even thought a dish for chappathi using bitter gourd! Looks nice!

     
  17. I have never seen bittergourd gravy curry before, usually we prepare dry curry with bittergourd. Looks promising!

     
  18. I only do stir fry or kuzhambu! Very tasty with chapati!

     
  19. Viki's Kitchen

    Very nice bitter gourd recipe. Thanks for sharing dear.

     
  20. Looks delicious and so healthy too !

     
  21. i love bittergourd in all forms! and specifically a gravy where it is in combination with jaggery. i think your dish sounds totally yum!

     
  22. my husband is a big fan of bitter gourd so this will be perfect for him

     
  23. Taste of Mysore

    Next time I buy BG I know what to try. Curry looks spicy and yumm..

     
  24. Sounds delicious and my kind of curry – spicy.

     
  25. I am not a big fan of bitter goud but my family does. My daughter too like it. Would love to try your version.

     
  26. Not a great fan of BG, but yours look so tasty!

     
  27. Malar Gandhi

    I like bitter gourd so much, they are vey healthy and tasteee…liked ur version lot better, I cud eat them all:):)

     
  28. Ramya Vijaykumar

    I am a big fan of this dish… I love to have it with rice looks very rich and tempting I make it the same way but dont use cinnamon, cardamom and cloves love the way they have turned ou!!!

     
  29. New combo roti with bitter gourd.i love bitter gourd

     
  30. nice dish with bitter gourd

     
  31. I want mine with rice please 🙂

     
  32. looks sooo delicious and tempting.

     
  33. I love bittergourd, in fact just posted last week on it – love your recipe and waiting to try it!

     
  34. AdukalaVishesham

    bitter gourd is one vegetable which i am not a big fan unless its crispy fried, but your recipe looks very delicious…

     
  35. Mahimaa's kitchen

    very diff recipe. should try.

     

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