Sunday, November 30, 2008

Bittergourd Prawn Curry

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)
20nos Prawns
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...

On the way to: Eat Healthy - Fight Diabetes by Sangeeth


Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

wow....a different combo.......good

PG said... Reply To This Comment

wow! what a yummy creation! never thought of this.

lubnakarim06 said... Reply To This Comment

New combo for me. Nice entry to the event.

Purva Desai said... Reply To This Comment

This is an unusual combo, there are very few people who love butter gourd and I am among them.....looks inviting

Yasmeen said... Reply To This Comment

Prawns in veggies looks delicious:)

Indrani said... Reply To This Comment

Prawn N bitter guard...must be delicious

Mahimaa's kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

i love paneer tooo.. looks perfect. i wanna make it tooo

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

All Pondy people cook in the same way i guess :) I make it too... Delicious

Doli said... Reply To This Comment

hey priya, I tried this recipe out and it was okay. Acutally the bitter gourd was very bitter to enjoy the dish. I did apply salt to it and kept for 10 mins and then put in boiling water with some more salt and turmeric and later drained and washed it. Yet it was still bitter. Any idea how to remove the bitterness?

mehek said... Reply To This Comment

great combination