Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Bitter Melon or Guard is rarely liked by any one only because of its taste. I was also allergic to this vegetable during my school days. I remember whenever this will be in lunch I will stay away from the lunch. After I grown up then I understood the importance of bitter melon. For knowing more about Bitter Guard just go through this link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitter_melon

By this time you have understood that I am going to write down a recipe which is made out of bitter guard. So here is:-

Bitter Guard Curry with Gram Dal

Preparation time: 10 minutes (Approximately)

Cooking time-15-20 minutes (Approximately)

Serve -4 Persons


Bitter Guard-200 grams

Bengal Gram Dal-1/2 cup (soaked in water for ½ an hour)

Oil-2 tabs

Cumin seeds- 1tsp

Mustard seeds- 1 tsp

Onion-2 (Finely chopped)

Ginger garlic paste-2 tsp

Turmeric powder-1 tsp

Salt-to taste

Coriander powder-2 tsp

Chilli Powder-1-2 tsp or to taste

Tomatoes-2 (Finely chopped)

Curry leaves-few

Gram Masala-1/2 tsp


• Cut bitter guard in 2-3 inches length (I have used baby bitter guard).

• Now wash the gram dal and put it in cooker along with cut and washed bitter guard, salt and turmeric powder.

• Cook it in medium heat for 5 minutes or till you get 2-3 whistle.

• Now take another pan and heat oil in this.

• Add cumin seeds, mustard seeds and curry leaves in this.

• Allow it to sizzle.

• Now add chopped onion in this and fry till it turns to golden brown colour.

• Now add ginger garlic paste along with all dry masalas and fry till it leaves fat from it.

• Now add chopped tomatoes and mix well.

• Cook till tomatoes are done.

• Now add boiled bitter guard and gram dal in this.

• Allow it to boil for 5 minutes.

• Serve it with hot rice or chappati.


Kiran said...

Bittergourd is one of my favorite veggies.This sure is a new recipe to me.Will definitely try it.

Unknown said...

looks beautiful !!!

Swathi said...

Bitter gourd curry looks really yummy.

Indian Khana said...

Looks gud and new recipe for me...

Unknown said...

looks spicy and yumm..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

A new recipe to me.... Gravy looks delicious...

Hamaree Rasoi

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

love to have it with hot steamed rice...yummylicious click again da.

Priya Suresh said...

Delicious bittergourd curry, looks awesome..


Looks delicious and love the way you cook them....

kitchen queen said...

a healthy and yummilicious curry!

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Yummy curry:)