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This is my second recipe with Bitter melon. These are low calorie vegetable. Its an excellent source of iron and vitamins, minerals. Its a great medicine for those with diabetes, kidney stone, psoriasis, piles(haemorrhoids). They help in increasing the longevity.

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Ingredients:

  • Bitter Melon : 3 medium sized
  • Onion: 1/2 of large
  • Tomato :1
  • Tamarind pulp : 1/2 cup
  • Garlic : 8 to 10 pods
  • Turmeric Powder : 1/4 teaspoon
  • Red Chili Powder : 1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander Powder : 1 teaspoon
  • Salt : 1 teaspoon

To temper:

  • Oil : 1 teaspoon
  • Mustard Seeds : 1/2 teaspoon
  • Urad dal : 1/2 teaspoon
  • Curry Leaves : Few

Method:

  • Heat oil in a pan. Chop all the vegetables. When oil is hot add items in to temper.
  • Next add Onions and garlic.
  • When they turn translucent add the bitter melons. Saute for 5 to 6 mins
  • Next add chopped tomato.
  • When the tomato is cooked well add chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and mix well.
  • After 3 to 4 mins, add the tamarind pulp and salt. The bitter melons must cook with the tamarind pulp.
  • When it dries out add some more water and cook till soft.
  • Garnish with cilantro leaves.

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This can be served with Rice or Roti/Chapathi.

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