Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Bittergourd Masala

I usually make bittergourd as simple stir fry using sometimes with prawns, but this masala is completely a new dish which is prepared actually for filling and making out some paratha with this bittergourd masala, but finally me and DH finished them with rice and boiled eggs also needless to say that this bittergourd masala goes terrible awesome along with rotis too,i never tried adding ginger garlic paste along with bittergourd and also i used Poppy seeds & quinoa spice powder while making this masala..This masala tastes fabulous and we loved it..Since i used poppy seed spice powder, this masala goes directly to Vegetable Marathon - Bittergourd guest hosted by Nithu, event by Anita..

Bittergourd Masala

2cups Bittergourd (chopped very finely)
1no Onion ( big & chopped)
2nos Green chillies (slit opened)
1tsp Ginger garlic paste
1tbsp Poppy seeds & Quinoa spice powder
1/2tsp Coriander powder
Salt
Oil
1tsp Mustard seeds+urad dal
Curry leaves

Heat enough oil, let splutters the mustard seeds and urad dal, add immediately the chopped onions, slit opened green chillies,ginger garlic paste and sauté until the onions turns transculent, add the chopped bittergourd pieces, along with salt and cook until the veggies get half cooked, add the poppy seeds & quinoa spice powder, coriander powder,curry leaves and cook in simmer until the veggies get well cooked(sprinkle water if needed), mash the bittergourd pieces slightly, put off the stove..

Serve hot along with rice or rotis..

35 comments:

Suja Sugathan said... Reply To This Comment

Bittergourd masala sounds super delicious..me too have tried only very few recipes with it..love the veggie,will surely try this

G.Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

masala looks spicy n delicious..

Kairali sisters said... Reply To This Comment

Am a huge bittergourd fan, love this vegetable in any way..Masala looks delectable...

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

Wow,love bittergrd.Will love to have this with hot rice and ghee.Innovative dish Priya

Smitha said... Reply To This Comment

not a big bitter groud fan here...would love any masala to change it into something different...this looks yummy tho!!

Subhashini said... Reply To This Comment

I love this version of bitter guard. looks yummy.

Divya Vikram said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely way to dress up the bittergourd!

Nithya said... Reply To This Comment

Absolutely new to me and sounds good :) got to use a lot of bitter guard at home cause of dad's diabetes. So this will surely help me :) Thanks for sharing :)

pigpigscorner said... Reply To This Comment

Interesting use of bitter gourd. I always braise it with chicken.

Lizy said... Reply To This Comment

this is one heck of a dish, Priya!

Jay said... Reply To This Comment

great try Priya...n it has yielded beautiful results...!

Tasty Appetite

sinfullyspicy said... Reply To This Comment

this looks tempting..will taste yum with some parathas

Krishnaveni said... Reply To This Comment

interesting recipe, thanks for sharing priya

Mrs.Menagasathia said... Reply To This Comment

வித்தியாசமா நல்லா இருக்குப்பா..

Anju Rathore said... Reply To This Comment

nice variation of karela

Shalini said... Reply To This Comment

simply superb!

Premalatha Aravindhan said... Reply To This Comment

delicious recipe,adding quanio spice powder gives nice flavour i think...Too gud.

Sangi said... Reply To This Comment

very new kind of bittergourd masala..

Satrupa said... Reply To This Comment

The husband is gonna demand for this if he has a glimpse :) Lovely post.

Cheers n Happy Cooking,
Satrupa

http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

Swathi said... Reply To This Comment

Bitter gourd masala looks delicious Priya.

Yummy Team said... Reply To This Comment

This is a very interesting recipe..Looks great!!

Priya (elaichii) said... Reply To This Comment

You have made use of the new spice powder, awesome recipe!

aipi said... Reply To This Comment

I want to roll this yummy karela masala inside a chapati and gobble up:)

US Masala

Priya Sreeram said... Reply To This Comment

hey something original and interesting!

PriyaRaj said... Reply To This Comment

Wow interesting try dear ...how will bitterguard goes with prawn .that sounds diff...soon will try ...

Kurinji said... Reply To This Comment

Nice.

NIDHYA said... Reply To This Comment

not a fan of bittergourd, but recipe sounds interesting with your spice powder..

Aaha Oho

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

I made today Bittergourd with prawns! This one should be good!

Paaka Shaale said... Reply To This Comment

The curry looks awesome and with all the poppy seeds and quiona, it would have tasted great as well :)

Gayathri's Cook Spot said... Reply To This Comment

Interesting recipe.

sweetartichoke.com said... Reply To This Comment

I am soooo trying this recipe soon! Love bittergourd and it will be a great occasion to try your poppy seeds-quinoa mix!!

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

Will taste best with thayir or rasam sadam! Great for lunch!

jeyashrisuresh said... Reply To This Comment

bitter gourd masala with the spice powder sounds great priya.love to have with sambhar rice

veena krishnakumar said... Reply To This Comment

this is new and is definitely interesting as everyone has mentioned

kothiyavunu.com said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and simply delicious bittergourd masala