Spicy Bitter Gourd

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Bitter Gourds – 675 gms
Oil – 1 tblsp
Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp
Spring Onions – 6, finely chopped
Tomatoes – 5, finely chopped
Fresh Root Ginger – 1 inch piece, finely chopped
Garlic – 2 cloves, crushed
Fresh Green Chillies – 2, finely chopped
Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp
Ground Coriander – 1 tsp
Ground Cumin – 1 tsp
Soft Dark Brown Sugar – 3 tblsp
Gram Flour – 1 tblsp
Fresh Coriander Sprigs – to garnish
Salt to taste

1. Bring a large pan of lightly salted water to the boil. Peel the bitter gourds and halve them.
2. Discard the seeds. Cut into 3/4 inch pieces, then cook in the boiling water for about 10-15 minutes or until just tender. Drain well.
3. Heat the oil in a large, heavy pan and fry the cumin seeds for 2 minutes until they begin to splutter.
4. Add the spring onions and fry for 3-4 minutes. Add the tomatoes, ginger, garlic and chillies and cook the mixture stirring occasionally for a further 5 minutes.
5. Add 1/2 tsp salt, the remaining spices and sugar to the pan and cook for a further 2-3 minutes. Add the bitter gourds to the pan and mix well.
6. Sprinkle over the gram flour. Cover and simmer over a low heat for 5-8 minutes or until all the gram flour has been absorbed into the sauce.
7. Stir well, then serve garnished with fresh coriander sprigs.

Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar founded Awesome Cuisine, a platform created in 2008 to showcase India's vibrant culinary heritage. A digital marketer by profession and a passionate food lover, Praveen has been exploring the world of food since his school days. With Awesome Cuisine, he combines his expertise in digital marketing with his deep love for food, sharing delicious recipes and inspiring others to appreciate the joy of cooking. Through Awesome Cuisine, he invites you to join him on a flavorful journey and discover the wonders of Indian cuisine.

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