1/4 kg bitter gourd
2 big onions
1 cup curd
small lemon sized tamarind
1 dry red chilli
1/2 tsp chana dal
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
3/4-1 tsp red chilli powder
1/4 tsp sugar(purely optional)
1) I have choosen small bitter gourd so i just left them with out chopping.If your bitter gourd is of bigger size cut into round slices.Peeling off the bitter gourd layer is optional but it gives better taste when you peel off.
2)Heat a pan ,Add bitter gourd,curd,salt,tamarind and 3 cups of water.Make sure the bitter gourd sink in the water.
3)Now cook it for about 15-20 minutes ,By then all the water gets evaporated.
4)Take another pan ,Add some oil and fry the cooked bitter gourd pieces until they turn brown in color,keep it aside.
5)Heat a pan,Now add some oil,Add red chilli,tempering(chana dal,mustard seeds,cumin seeds) and fry until mustard seeds splutter.
6)Add curry leaves and fry for a minute.Add chopped onion and fry until it turns to light brown color.
7) Now add the fried bitter gourd pieces,Add salt(only for onion ,bitter gourd already have the salt while cooking).
8)Add red chilli powder and swith off heat after a minute.If you want it bit sweeter add sugar to it.Serve hot.
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