Friday, November 8, 2013

Bittergourd Strips Subzi


6 Medium size bittergourd
1 onion sliced
6 cloves of garlic finely chopped
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp sabzi masala or garam masala
1/4 tsp amchur powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp tomato ketchup
1/2 tsp tamarind paste
1 tbsp jaggary
1 tsp lemon juice
a pinch of sugar
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves
salt to taste
2-3 tsp oil

  • Cut the bittergourd into half, remove the seeds from it and then cut into thin strips, sprinkle salt on it and keep aside for 1-2 hours 
  • Then wash it very well and drain out all the water and dry it out with the help of a kitchen towel 
  • Heat 1 tsp oil in the pan add the bittergourd strips and fry it on a low flame till brown,crisp and gets cooked and then keep it aside
  • Heat 2 tsp oil in the same pan and then add garlic and fry till light brown and then add onion and fry till light brown
  • Add all the masala powder,ketchup and little water and cook for a min 
  • Add tamarind paste,jaggary,salt,pinch of sugar, and mix well
  • Then add the fried bittergourd strips and mix well
  • Add the lemon juice, coriander leaves and mix well and cover and cook for 5 min till everything gets blended well and then serve hot with roti