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Bittergourd Fry

Bittergourd fried with little spices

Recipe by christy gerald of Dubai, AE

This preparation removes the bitterness of the bittergourd to some extent and very less spicy and less oily. Good for diabetic patients.

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 2 bittergourd- cut into round pieces and de-seed
    • 1 tsp chilli powder
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
    • 1 tbsp refined oil
    • 1 litre boiled water-mix 1 tsp chilli powder ,1 tsp salt


    1. Put the cut bitter gourd pieces in boiled water mixed with spices and keep it covered for 5 mins.
    2. Drain the water after 5 mins.This will remove the unwanted bitterness a little.
    3. Mix the bitter gourd pieces with 1 tsp chilli powder, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and 1 tsp salt.Mix evenly but take care the bitter gourd pieces should not be deshaped.
    4. Heat oil in a frying pan and shallow fry the bittergourd pieces till golden brown on both sides.Wrap this with tissues to absorb excess oil.
    5. Serve this crispy bitter gourd fry with sambar and rice.