2 Servings ~ 20 minutes
  • Bitter gourd 3 nos
  • Salt as per taste
  • Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilly powder 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder 2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder 1/2 tsp
  • Onion 2 sliced
  • Oil 3 tbsp
  • water as required

Bitter gourd masala

Bitter is a vegetable which is less liked by people. But I am here to share my recipe which is easy and makes the bitter gourd delicious. My husband loved it. Sharing the recipe below.



  • Take bitter gourd and slice it in round shape.
  • Take a bowl and transfer the bitter gourd into it.
  • Add 2 tbsp salt and mix it well. Close it with a plate & leave it for 15 minutes.
  • Now take another bowl with water and transfer the sliced bitter gourd into it.
  • Wash it thoroughly and remove the water completely.
  • keep a wok on flame. Add oil.
  • Now add cumin seeds & bitter gourd into it.
  • Saute till you can see the bitter gourd turning into brown colour.
  • Add salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder & coriander powder.
  • Add sliced onion & mix well. Close the pan with a lid.
  • After 10 minutes, open the lid & pour quarter glass of water.
  • Mix well & leave it for 15 minutes.
  • Bitter gourd is ready & it goes really well with puris.

PS: Washing away the bitter gourd with salt & then in water will reduce the bitterness to 70% :-)

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