Bittergourd in Tamarind Gravy from Rekha Blog

Bittergourd in Tamarind Gravy from Rekha Blog

itter gourd means only two thing to me bitter gourd fry or stuffed version. But when Rekha post her version of bitter gourd in tamarind gravy I knew I had to try that and which I did. The result was awesome, too good for me but unfortunately DH doesn't like much of tamarind :-(...But whatever this was super yummy. I did little alteration to the original recipe, Rekha boiled the bittergourd in buttermilk, I skip that step and went for shortcut method ;) Thanks Rekha for the wonderful recipe.

Serving - 2 persons

Ingredients: [Orignial Recipe click here]

Bitter gourd - 1 large [ sliced]
Onion - 1 large [ chopped]
Tomato - 1 small [ chopped]
Garlic - 1tsp [ chopped]
Tamarind Pulp - 1 tbs
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Redchilli Powder - 1tsp
Jaggery - 1/2 tsp [ grated/powder]
Mustard Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - 4-5 leaves
Asafoetida - a pinch
Salt - to taste
Oil - 2 tbs
Coriander leaves - few [ chopped]


1. Chop onion, tomato and garlic. Peel bitter gourd and slice them in circle. Sprinkle little of turmeric powder and salt over bitter gourd pieces and keep aside for 5 to 10mins

2. Heat oil in a pan, add Asafoetida, cumin and mustard seeds allow them to crack. Add onion, garlic and curry leaves, fry until onion turns light brown.

3. Add turmeric and chilli powder mix well, now bitter gourd and cook for 2 mins. Add chopped tomato, salt and cook for another 2mins with lid on in medium flame.

4. Once the tomato mashed, add tamarind pulp and cook in low flame for 10-12mins. Add water if required, I added little water.

5. Add jaggery and mix well. Adjust salt if required. Cook for 3-4 more mins. Garnish with Coriander leaves.

Enjoly hot with rice.

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  1. good to see you Priti .
    Hope you enjoyed ur india trip.
    Please accept ur award from my blog dear .
    looks delicious.

  2. this is a good recipe....for me too, bitter gourd means either stuffed version or fried version.....will try this one sometimes

  3. oohhh I am very glad that you like my recipe. this bitter gourd curry is my favorite.looks so tempting nice pic.hummmm mouthwatering i am going to make it to day again he he heee. thank you so much dear.Have a nice day.

  4. Nice recipe priti...usually i fry bittergourd but never tried it using it for gravy...will try it soon...

  5. Priti BG curry looks very tempting yaa..

  6. @All, thanks :)

    Ya Renu & Sush, do try..its very different and tasty.

    Thanks Rekha :-)

  7. Sounds good,pictures are really nice and neat :)
    Hey how you do that colorful bordering?

  8. wow!wat an awesome click dear!
    Luv bittergourd dishes....must try..tnx for this tasty post ...

  9. WOww my favourite bittergoud! i love anything with bittergourd, gorgeous dish priti!

  10. Looks so yumm Priti... this is my mom's all time fav :)

  11. Nice recipe priti.looks so tempting... Awesome click!

  12. I lov bittergourd,never tried bittergourd this way,easy recipe...nice click

  13. Very nice click. Good pic. looks so tempting.

  14. Looks delicious. Love the color.

  15. dish came out very nice..lovely combination of ingredients..completely new to me..

  16. looks yummy yar...nice combo tamarind n bitterground...will try out tis version soon!

  17. wow! looks so spicy and delicious...yumm yummm

  18. I love bitter guard with tangy spicy bitter taste curry !! looks so gud, shall try soon !!

  19. This looks so good! Doesnt look like bittergourd ;)

  20. Thats really looks quite tempting, have never tried bitter gourd yet, you are tempting me to try my hands on this soon!

  21. Looks awesome..very much tempting

  22. Lovely and looks delicious too... :)Your blog is wonderful... and collection of recipes are interesting too........Thanks for sharing..

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  24. I haven't tried this recipe too...I will try this...one more recipe with bittergourd


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