Saturday, October 15, 2016

Instant Bitter Gourd Pickle

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 .

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