Sunday, July 8, 2012

Bitter gourd 65


Most of you out there would have bitter gourd in your hate list. I was one among you until I tasted some delicious dishes made with them.

My mom is an expert at dressing up such not so impressive vegetables beautifully into very attractive dishes. One such is this bitter gourd 65 :) The bitter gourd ofcourse does not lose its quality of being bitter, but the other masala factors over play the bitterness and make the dish pretty enjoyable :)

Checkout one more such dressed up dish here - Alligator fry.



Bitter gourd - 5
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Chilly powder - 1 tsp
Tamarind paste - 2 tblsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp

Maida - 1/2 cup
Chilly powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Oil - for frying
Salt - for taste

Green chillies - 2
Curry leaves - 10
Curd - 1 cup
Red food color - a pinch
Salt - for taste



Slice the bitter gourd into 1/2 inch slices and remove the seeds.

Boil the bitter gourd pieces in water for 5 mins and drain it. Do this twice to remove some bitterness.

Now take the tamarind paste, salt, chilly powder and turmeric powder in a pan and add 2 cups of water to it. Now add the bitter gourd pieces to this and cook for 10 mins in low flame. Drain the water and keep the pieces aside.

In a bowl mix maida, chilly powder, salt, garam masala, ginger garlic paste and some water to make a batter. The batter should be in bajji batter consistency. Dip the bitter gourd pieces in this batter and deep fry in hot oil until roasted on all sides.

For the sauce - Take a tsp of oil in a pan and drop in the curry leaves and split chillies. Simmer the stove and add beaten curd, red food color and salt to it and mix well. Now add the deep fried bitter gourd to this curd mixture and mix until well coated.

Sprinkle some coriander leaves and serve :)

Eat it as it is or serve with creamy curd rice :)


Written by: Nithya
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Parita said...

I have recently fallen in love with bittergourd :) this looks tempting!

Kanchan said...

really can we make 65 version with bitter gourd .. unbelievable ! will try this soon.. bookmarked :)

Unknown said...

very interesting ... veg 65 and bitter gourd super

Tina said...

Soooo colourful and tempting..Beautiful clicks too...

Unknown said...

interesting and yumm!!

Padmajha said...

We have always loved bittergourd and I am sure this will be a hit at home.Hubby's gona love this :)

anjana said...

So delicious and different!loved this..

Love2cook Malaysia said...

Yup, count me in the bittergourd-hate list! :)

Yours looking tempting dear! :)

Anonymous said...

Yummy and mouthwatering bitter gourd 65, looks so tempting.

Nivedita Thadani said...

Hi nithya
I just can taste it now in my mouth. it looks delicious. going to try it soon.
I too posted the recipe with bitter gourd yesterday..

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Wow....sounds interesting...looks absolutely delicious.

Az said...

Not my favorite but your clicks may change that!!!

Unknown said...

Ha this is an awesome idea!! Can't say its bittergourd.. Looks so much inviting..Bookmarked

Spice up the Curry said...

interesting one.. looks fantastic

Rumana Rawat said...

What a interesting recipe that to with bittergourd .. amazing.

Swathi said...

I should make your bitter gourd 65. Delicious and colorful.

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kitchen queen said...

awesome super delicious and crispy fries.

Suja Manoj said...

Can Imagine the taste,crispy and yummy

Priya Suresh said...

Interesting and quite an inviting 65.

Ganga Sreekanth said...

nice idea for feeding little ones..I loved this recipe

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Fathima said...

I hate Bittergourd. My Hubby loves it. I had recently posted my recipe and story, if you are interested. check out

Your recipe looks great. I have to try it out for my Hubby. Bookmarked.

Anonymous said...

Interesting! Though, I hate anything to do with curd, so I'd probably skip the whole sauce and just eat it once it's deep fried.

R.Punitha said...

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Bittergourd 65 Looks Great and

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Divya A said...

Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's all I can say I need to taste them now :) Awesome idea..Your mom must be a great chef :)
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Kurryleaves said...

very interesting it...and awesome clicks too...

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