Bitter gourd helps in maintaining the blood sugar levels and helps the body function normally. It is bitter in taste and thus goes its name. It is a well known home remedy for diabetes Mellitus. It is used to treat disorders like piles, skin disorders, alcoholism, cholera etc., The fresh juice of Karela is effective in treating the earlier stages of cholera and types of diarrhoea.This is my usual way of preparing curry with bittergourd, usually i add prawns to make them more tasty else its too hard for my picky eaters...
1cup Bittergourd (chopped finely)
1no Onion chopped
1no Tomato chopped
1/2tsp Red chilly powder
1/2tsp Coriander powder
5nos Curry leaves
1/2tsp Mustard seeds n urad dal
Heat oil in a kadai, add the mustard seeds n urad dal n let them splutters..add the chopped onion n chopped tomatoes, cury leaves n stir them until they get cooked..add the washed prawns to them n fry until they change the colour, add the bittergourd pieces to them also add the redchilly powder, coriander powder n salt...toss everything well, i wont add water, usually i cook them in simmer with lid closed...cook until they get well cooked n put off the stove until the oil get separates...
Spicy curry goes prefect simply with hot steaming rice...
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