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Friday, July 22, 2011

Bittergourd Thokku(Pickle)

Good for Diabetic Patients and old people.Easy to do.I learned this recipe from my Aunt last week. Try this at home and enjoy!.
Bittergourd Thokku(Pickle) - A variation of Pickle done with Bittergourd


3 cups chopped bittergourd(de-seeded and cut into small pieces)
2 tsp chilli powder
a pinch of turmeric powder
1/2 tsp asafoetida powder
1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 1/2 tsp salt or needed
few curry leaves
1 tsp mustard seeds
5 tsp refined oil
1 lemon
500ml water


    1.Ground 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds and 1/2 tsp mustard seeds into fine powder.
    2.Boil 1/2 litre water and turn off the flame.Add the chopped bittergoud pieces and drain the water after one min.
    3.Heat oil in a non-stick frying pan,splutter mustard seeds,fenugreek-mustard powder,few curry leaves
and then the bittergourd pieces and saute them for 8 mins continuously.
    4.Add chilli powder,asafoetida powder,turmeric powder and salt and saute them till done.(if you have pickle powder,u can add than one 1 tbsp when u add chilli powder(reduce it to 1tsp) but it is optional).
    5.Turn off the flame and add the juice of a lemon.That'a all!

Let it cool and store it in an air-tight jar.Store it in refrigerator.U can have this for a week.It goes very well with rice and sambar or yoghurt-curd rice.

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