Those who don’t like taste of this vegetable,will really love this salad no doubt!
2-3 bitter gourd seeds removed and cut thinly(round or strips)
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp.pepper powder
2 green chillies (sliced fine)
1 tomato (sliced fine)
1-2 tblsp.coconut milk
1/2 cup pineapple chopped
salt to taste
1-2 tblsp.lime juice
Coriander leaves for garnishing
Add chilli powder and salt to the bitter gourd,set aside for 5 mins.and fry to a golden brown color.Drain on kitchen paper.Mix all other ingredients.Serve with rice/fried rice.
Note:Once fried the bitterness of this vegetable will be minimal.
Tip to remove bitterness: 1.Don’t put away the water you wash rice with,instead use it to soak the cut gourd for 10 minutes. Wash again and use.From my experience i think this is the best method for removing the bitterness.
2.Mix with turmeric powder and set aside for 5 mins.Wash and use.
3.Soak in buttermilk.wash and use.
4.Use tamarind water to soak.wash and use.
5.Use jaggery water to soak.wash and use.
These are some of the options i have tried.Do send me your comments.