Instant Bitter Gourd Pickle
- Bitter Gourd - 1
- Oil..2 tsp
- Mustard seeds -1 tsp
- Hing/asafoetida -generous pinch
- Curry leaves-2 sprigs
- Chilly powder-2 tsp adjust as per spice .
- Tamarind -Huge gooseberry size
- Salt to taste
- Oil to deep fry .
In little water soak the tamarind for about 10 mts , then squeeze it well n throw the residue .
Wash n slightly scrap the bitter gourd and then chop them into 2 inch cubes ... Apply salt n set aside for 1/2 an hour ...
Squeeze it well n deep fry in oil .
Remove on a tissue paper to drain the excess oil .
In a kadai add oil , Mustard seeds and when it stops sputtering add hing, curry leaves ,chilly powder , then add tamarind water ..fry for a while , add in the fried bitter gourd cubes n mix well !
Note : This pickle can be preserved only for a day or two .