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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Bittergourd Masala - A Microwave Recipe

This Bittergourd Masala is an easy and tasty dish. This one is good for diabetic patients and this needs abt 10 mins microwave cooking-time only.Try this at home and enjoy this dish with Mor Kuzhambu,Sambar etc.Bon Appetit!.
Bittergourd Masala- A Microwave Recipe- Bittergourd cooked with spices


    200gm bittergourd pieces(chop and de-seed)
    2 tbsp coarse coconut paste (ground with 1/2 tsp cumin seeds,1 small onion,1 garlic pearl,a handful of roasted and peeled peanuts and 1 green chilli)
    1 onion finely chopped
    3 whole red chillies
    1 tsp cumin seeds
    1/2 tsp mustard seeds
    1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
    2 tsp crushed jaggery
    few curry leaves
    few coriander leaves
    3/4 cup water
    2 tsp refined oil
    1 tsp or salt to taste


    1.Take a microwave bowl and add fenugreek seeds, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, chopped onions, whole red chillies,curry leaves and refined oil. Mix them well. Microwave  this on high for a min.
    2.Mix all the other ingredients and add this to the above bowl. Microwave this on high for 9 mins.
    3.If u need this dish as gravy, add 1 cup fresh coconut milk and 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and microwave
(high) this mixture 4 more mins.
    4.Serve this tasty bitter-gourd Masala hot with rice and sambar or chapati or Idli.


U can add 50 ml tamarind extract(little only) -that of gooseberry size when u mix all the ingredients in Step 2 and microwave this on high for atleast 12 mins(instead of 9 mins) or till this becomes dry, stirring this once in the middle.This will give a sweet 'n' sour taste to the Bittergourd Masala.

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