Bitter Gourd How to Make Curry and Fry
Buy Young Bitter Gourd Vegetables
Baby vegetables are usually less bitter than the more mature varieties. Many supermarkets carry baby vegetable varieties including baby spinach, baby squash, and even baby artichokes. Baby spinach is often more appealing to those who don’t like the taste of vegetables.
Cook Them properly.
Some vegetables become more bitter when they’re cooked too long at too high a heat. To prevent bitterness, try lightly sautéing bitter vegetables such as broccoli in extra virgin olive oil for a few minutes. The key is to keep the heat low enough so they don’t become soft and overly bitter. The olive oil also helps to counteract some of the bitterness inherent to certain vegetables. Plus, the olive oil helps to increase absorption of the antioxidant vitamins and phytochemicals found in the vegetables once you eat them. Another way to offset the bitterness in vegetables is to cover them with a thin layer of olive oil and roast them. The carmelization process will make them taste slightly sweeter, while masking any bitterness.
Fresh Bitter Gourd Taken
Before writing off all vegetables as too bitter, try canned and frozen varieties. Some people actually prefer the taste of canned and frozen veggies to fresh ones and find they taste less bitter. Canned and frozen vegetables have health benefits too.
Disguise the Flavor
There are a variety of ways to disguise the bitter flavor of vegetables. Add them to soups and pastas rather than eating them as a straight side dish. Sprinkle them on a hot pizza with lots of cheese and tomato sauce or make a delicious sauce to serve with them. The internet is full of sauce recipes that will mask bitterness and help to make a bowl of vegetables more enjoyable. Don’t forget about herbs and spices that can make the taste of vegetables much more palatable.
Bitter Gourd Fry Recipe
Bitter Gourd 4
Butter milk 4 tbsp
Turmeric powder 1/4tsp
Salt as per taste
Flavoured Chilly powder:-
Red chilly powder 1 tbsp
Garlic 2 pods (crushed)
Zeera 1 tsp (crushed)
Mix all the above and store in a container,can be used when ever required.
How to make:-
*Cut bitter gourd,add salt and mix thoroughly,keep aside for 5-10minutes
*Squeeze water for each piece and boil with little water and buttermilk for 2 minutes,don’t over cook it
*Strain in a strainer and when cold squeeze water from each piece.
*Heat oil,add bitter gourd pieces.Fry in a slow flame.
*Fry till brown in colour and add the flavoured red chilly powder.