Bitterless Bittergourd curry

pagarkai curry
bittergourd - 250 gm
onion  - 2
tomato - 2
salt to taste
turmeric powder - 1 tsp
chilli powder - 1-2 tsp
tamarind extract - 1 tsp
jaggery - 2 tsp
gingilly oil - 3 -4 tsp

Rinse and chop bittergourd into small pieces. Discard the seeds. Also rinse and chop onion, tomatoes into tiny pieces. Now heat oil in tava. Add onions. Wait till onion splits and add tomatoes along with salt. Allow it to smash and add tamarind pulp, other powders followed by bittergourd. Mix well. Close the lid. Stir then and then. When bittergourd is half cooked add jaggery, mix well and close the lid. Allow the veggie to get cooked.
The tomatoes, tamarind extract and jaggery take off the bitterness from bittergourd and is likely to kids also. This goes well for chapathi's and curd rice.


  1. name itself makes drooling...looks delicious..

  2. I love bitter gourds..n this looks yum!
    I like the combo of jaggery n tamarind in the gravy:)

  3. its my hubby's favorite ..very nice combo of ingredients ...thanks for sharing


  4. bitter gourd is my fav too, looks yum

  5. i always look for bitter gourd recipes..
    worth trying!

  6. i like this bitter gourd recipe.......thank you so much dear.


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