Bitter Gourd Chutney


250 gms bitter gourd
8 green chillies
1 lemon sized ball tamarind
1 small piece jaggery
1/4 tsp tumeric powder
3 tbsp oil
salt to taste
2 sprigs curry leaves

Roast dry and powder
1 tbsp sesame seeds
1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds

1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 1/2 tsp black gram
1 1/2 tsp bengal gram dal

1. Cut the bitter gourd into small pieces. Chop the chillies.
2. Heat the oil and add the seasonings. When done,  add the chillies and fry for a minute or two. Add the gourd pieces along with the turmeric and fry until soft.
3. Boil the tamarind with a little water, and squeeze to extract the pulp. Add this to the vegetable along with salt and jaggery. Cook till the chutney is thick. Add the powdered masala, cook for a few more minutes, and remove from fire.

The chutney should keep for a few days.

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