This Stir Fry is a little different from the usual stir fries as it has a tangy and sweet taste to it. This is basically to tone down the bitterness of the vegetable. Seasoned with Garlic, the Bittergourd Stir fry goes well with both Rice, Roti or Phulka.
- 2 medium sized Bittergourds
- 15 cloves garlic
- 1 small raw mango sliced
- A small lump of jaggery
- Chilly powder as per requirement
- 1 tbsp Oil
Wash and slice the Bittergourd in semi circles. Crush the garlic gently. Heat oil in a pan. Add the crushed garlic and roast till it turns a golden brown. Add the sliced bitter gourd, salt and chilly powder and cook on a gentle flame till almost done sprinkling a little water to keep the vegetable moist. Add the sliced raw mango and jaggery and cover and cook till the raw mango is cooked and the Bittergourd absorbs all the flavours. Serve hot.
Note: Tamarind paste can be used instead of Raw mango when mangoes are not in season. This recipe calls for a heaped tablespoon of tamarind paste. The rest of the procedure remains the same.