I Am not a very big fan of bittergaurd. More than that my husband is not a good fan too. I just got the bitterguard and gave it a try and it worked out well. This fry is a shallow fry, we can cook with less of oil and by adding tamarind I avoided the bitter taste. It turned out good.
Bitter guard – 2no (bigsize)
Turmeric powder -1tsp
Red chilli powder - 2Tbsp
Jeera powder- 1tsp
Sombu powder-1 tsp
pepper powder- 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Tamarind water – 1 tbsp
Oil for shallow frying
Cut bitter guard pieces. Length wise and remove the seeds inside and clean well. Add the cut pieces in boiling water and cook till it becomes soft.
Take a wide mouth bowl then add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, jeera, sombu and pepper powder, salt.Add tamarind juice make a paste. add very little water. Add the bittergaurd pieces and marinate for 15 - 20 min.
Take a tawa for shallow frying, add oil, when the oil is heat enough add the Marinated pieces one by one and arrange it in such a way that u can turn it easily for better frying. Keep in low flame and cook till it becomes crispy and serve with sambar/ rasam rice. It 100% matches for meals.
This recipe was given by my mom in law and I learnt from her. So im sending this recipe to
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