Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Bitter Gourd pickle

Bitter Gourd pickle
Ingredients
250 grams Bitter gourd Cleaned and seeds removed and cut into small pieces
1 tsp Mustard seeds
1 tsp Fenugreek seed
1/2  cup White vinegar
¼ cup Sesame oil
½ tsp Red chili powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
Few Curry leaves
2 Green chillies chopped 
 

Method
Sprinkle salt and turmeric powder on the chopped bitter gourd and mix well. Keep this bitter gourd for 30 minutes. After 30 mins, squeeze the salted bitter gourd and discard the juices. Rinse once again , drain water and keep it aside. Heat the oil till it starts smoking. Add mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, chopped chilies  and curry leaves. Wait till the mustard crackles then add bitter gourd. Saute for 7-8 minutes, add vinegar and salt. Stir and bring the pickle mixture to a boil about 3 to 4 minutes. Add red chili powder. Stir well again. Let the pickle cool. When it completely cooled, pour the bitter gourd pickle in a clean sterilized jar.Close the jar with its lid and keep the bitter gourd pickle in the refrigerator.