Bitter Gourd, Side Dish

Bittergourd Porial

Ingredients
Bitter Gourd – 1/4 kg
Onions – 3 tblsp, finely chopped
Salt as required
Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
Jaggery – 1 or 2 tblsp, grated
Tamarind – small lemon sized
Sambar Powder or Red Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
Dhania Powder – 1 tsp
Sesame Seeds – 1 tblsp, powdered (dry roast and then powder)
Oil for frying

Method:
1. Chop the bitter gourd into small pieces after removing the inner seeds.
2. Smear salt over this and keep aside for 1 hour.
3. Squeeze well and remove excess water.
4. Cook in water to which salt, turmeric, tamarind is added, till soft.
5. Drain water completely.
6. Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds, curry leaves and then onion.
7. Fry till transparent. Add dhania powder, chilli powder in the oil itself.
8. Fry for a minute and then add cooked bitter gourd.
9. Fry well till bitter gourd changes its colour.
10. Add salt, jaggery and just before removing from fire, sprinkle sesame powder.