Other Names: Pavakai-Kopparai Varuval. Karela Chukka Nariyal ka Subzi. Kaakarkai Kura.
When it comes to cooking, I never complicate (at least intentionally) the procedures! I cook once a day in the evening and pack the same for the next day’s lunch. So, I really take good care and try nothing goofy to ruin it! For the same reason…I also minimize the ingredients. Most of my recipes will be plain old repeat, except with few tweaks to it! Occasionally, when something turns out spectacular, I would definitely have some good story to tell. Well, all I could say today is, a regular stir-fry with some good flavor! Thinking that eating something bitter will actually make life better(healthy)…I have been including them in my diet. So far, I find them very convincing!
Bitter melon/gourds 4, deseed and diced
Onion 1 large chopped
Dry coconut – grated 1 cup
Turmeric 1/4 spoon
Chili powder 1 spoon
Garam masala 1 pinch
Sesame oil few spoons
Mustard seeds 1/4 spoon.
In a wide wok, heat oil. Add the tempering spices followed by onions and fry real good.
Add diced vegetables, salt, turmeric, chili and garam masala powder. Cover and cook till tender.
Then add the coconuts and stir-fry over high.
Once oil separates, remove from heat.
Serve to go with your meals.