Those who don’t like the 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 ( optional)
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.
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.
6.Cut and just put it on the clean counter top for some time.
These are some of the options i have tried.Do
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