Bitter gourd Gojju

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  • Food Type: Vegan

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  • Bitter gourd – ¼ kg
  • 2 hog plums (ambade) or 1 tamarind (soaked)
  • Jaggery – small piece (as per your requirement for taste)
  • Onions – 3
  • Turmeric – ½ tbsp
  • Red chili powder – 2tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 4tbsp
  • Coriander leaves
  • Curry leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard


  • Wash the bitter gourd well cut off the edges of the bitter gourd and cut them vertically and remove the seeds out and cut the gourd into pieces and transfer it into plate
  • Cut out onions and keep them a side
  • Grate the jaggery and transfer it into a small bowl
  • Soak the tamarind in water and then extract its juice
  • Add oil into the pan and heat it on medium flame
  • Once the oil is heated add cumin, mustard seeds and curry leaves fry them for about 1-2min
  • Add onions and chopped bitter gourd, stir them well
  • Add salt, turmeric power, chili powder and juice of tamarind along with ½ glass of water
  • Add the grated jaggery as per your requirement to make it sweet.
  • Mix up well and close the lid and cook them for about 20mins
  • Once the gravy is thickened your bitter gourd is ready to serveGarnish it with coriander

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