Bittergourd may not be in the favourite list to many but if you know the benefits, and the reason to include this vegetable in your diet is clear in your mind you will never leave this vegetable.
An excellent source of VitaminC,magnesium,potassium and fibre.It contains twice the amount of spinach, and potassium in a banana.
This plant based insulin in bitter gourd helps diabetics to reduce glucose levels significantly.As it is rich in potassium, it helps to absorb excessive sodium in the body, and keeps your heart healthy.
With this short description of health benefits I will be moving to the recipe.
200 bitter gourd sliced
2-3 potatoes cut into strips
2-3 tsp.achari masala
1 big onion chopped
1/2 cup curd
juice of one lime
salt to taste.
2 tbsp jaggery powder
2-3 cloves garlic crushed
2 tbsp oil/ghee
After removing bitterness from the vegetable (will leave link below for tips to remove bitterness),heat oil and first sauté the onion till brown.
Next add the potato and saute for 5 minutes.Add the sliced bitter gourd ,Achari masala, garlic and cook till masala is well corporated.
Next add the curd, salt ,and jaggery and cook on a slow flame, till both the vegetables are cooked.
Add lime juice and remove from fire.
BITTER GOURD SALAD (link consists tips to remove bitterness from bitter gourd)