Bitter Gourd Recipe – Bitter Gourd Fried Rice – Bitter Gourd Pulao – Indian Veg

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Bitter Gourd Recipe – Bitter Gourd  Fried Rice – Origin

Bitter Gourd Recipe – Bitter Gourd  Fried Rice  – is a popular dish in India. In India, variety of dishes made with bitter gourd.In North India – kaju karela(fried with Cashew nuts), Karela Sabzi(cooked with Potatoes) are very popular dishes.In Kerala cuisine – thoran(mixed with grated coconut), mezhukkupuratti (stir fried with spices), theeyal (cooked with roasted coconut) and pachadi(food for diabetics).In Andhra Cuisine Pachi Pulusu (Sesame seeds,coconut and peanuts). In Tamil cuisine includes pagarkai pitla, kattu pagarkkai(stuffed and fried).In Konkan cuisine, salt is added to finely chopped bitter gourd and then it is squeezed, removing its bitter juice.

Bitter Gourd Recipe – Bitter Gourd  Fried Rice  – Spices and Cooking method

Bitter Gourd Recipe – Bitter Gourd  Fried Rice  – Simple recipe prepared in less time.This is my version of cooking,The bitter gourd boiled with turmeric and salt. Bitter gourd slices fried with onions and spices. To give richness you can add ghee and cashew nuts. The spice levels can be adjusted from mild to hot according to individual preferences.Bitter gourd recipe is very yummy and delicious recipe with the crunchy bite.I have done 9 types of dishes with bitter gourd.You can watch the recipe videos in my site.For healthy diet, use less oil and add yogurt in the oil. After frying this with spices, to have a less bitter add grated coconut. This is an excellent dish compared to any fried rice, to give more taste add the tadka more.

Bitter Gourd Recipe – Bitter Gourd  Fried Rice  – Nutitional health benefits

Bitter Gourd Recipe – Bitter Gourd  Fried Rice  -This food is low in Sodium, and very low in Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Thiamin, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Pantothenic Acid, Iron and Phosphorus, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Folate, Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc and Manganese.Bitter melon is an excellent source for reduction of blood sugar levels in the treatment of type-2 diabetes.Fresh bitter melon is good source of Vitamin-C, one of the powerful natural antioxidants.Bitter melon helps in relieving indigestion and constipation problems.

Bitter Gourd Recipe – Bitter Gourd  Fried Rice  – Serving method

Bitter Gourd Recipe – Bitter Gourd  Fried Rice  – is an excellent dish can be served  as a main course for lunch or dinner.Bitter gourd curry can go well with raita, any veg curry, korma and papad. Bitter gourd curry is very healthy dish that everyone must have weekly once in their diet.Bitter gourd recipe is very easy to prepare and tastes good.Try this recipe and stay healthy.


Bitter gourd-250 gms
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Asafoetida/hing- 1pinch
Sambar powder-1 tsp
Salt to taste

 For the Tempering/Tadka:

Mustard-1/4 tsp
Urad dal-1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds-1/4 tsp
Red chillies -4
Curry leaves

Preparation method:

  1. Wash ,pat dry and chop the bitter gourds into medium  slices.
  2. Boil it in a salt water and keep it aside for to cool.
  3. Heat the pan with oil, add mustard seeds, urad dal, cumin seeds, and red chillies and curry leaves.
  4. Once spluttered, add chopped onions and sauté it untill it turns to golden brown.
  5. Add chopped bitter gourds and sauté it.
  6. Add turmeric powder, hing, sambar powder and salt.
  7. Sprinkle water, cover it and cook for the 15 mins in a low flame.
  8. Add cooked rice, sprinkle sesame oil  and mix it well.
  9. Garnish it with fresh coriander leaves
  10. Serve it hot with raita or papad.