Sweet & Sour Bitter Gourd Fry

Offlate I have been trying to experiment with bitter gourd. I always remember my dear granny wheneve...

Offlate I have been trying to experiment with bitter gourd. I always remember my dear granny whenever I prepare bitter gourd as she is the best when it comes to preparing this dish. Till date, I always followed the same recipe she told me. But now, I have tried something different by adding jaggery and tamarind paste to it. Jaggery gives it a sweet taste and addition of tamarind paste makes it tangy. Over all it gives a sweet and sour taste to this bitter gourd fry. The best part of this dish is even the seeds of bitter gourd taste delicious. So, are you ready to experience the making of this dish?

  • Bitter Gourd - 5(medium size)
  • Salt - As per taste
  • Oil - 2 teaspoons
  • Onions - 1(finely chopped)
  • Green Chillies - 2(finely chopped)
  • Turmeric powder - Half teaspoon
  • Red Chili powder - 2 teaspoons
  • Jaggery - 2 teaspoons
  • Tamarind paste - 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander leaves - Few(To garnish)


Peel the outer layer of bitter gourd and cut them into circular pieces. You can skip the peeling parting if you wish to but I would suggest to go for it.
Add salt to these pieces and mix well. Keep them aside for atleast an hour.

Take a pan to heat and add oil to it. Add onions and green chillies and fry for 2-3 minutes. Also add turmeric powder and mix.

Squeeze excess water from the bitter gourd pieces and add them along with tamarind paste.

Close it with a lid and cook for 10 minutes till the pieces turn soft. Add red chili powder and fry the pieces for another 2 minutes.

Finally add the jaggery pieces and mix. The jaggery gets dissolved quickly. So, fry for another 2 minutes, garnish with coriander leaves and remove from heat.

Serve the delicious Sweet & Sour Bitter Gourd Fry.

Serving Options:

Serve the delicious Sweet & Sour Bitter Gourd Fry with steamed rice and ghee and you will relish it.


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  1. Very nice and interesting. Gourds are so perfect for diabetic and I will try out delish stir fry.

    1. This is truly one super tasty dish nava...do try :)


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