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Bitter Gourd, Potato and Onion Sabzi

20 Nov

This is a simple, no-spice dry vegetable dish that I like to carry as packed lunch to work or on a journey. No spill, no stain. Easy on the intestines. Nutritious. And tastes great – if you are a bitter gourd hater, this is the best bet to bring you over to the other camp.

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Bitter Gourd Fry with Onions

21 Feb

Bitter gourd and onion fry – a great way to eat bitter gourd if you aren’t a fan of its taste. A combination with onions is one of the best ways of reducing the bitterness of bitter gourd.

Well, this is also a side effect of onion prices diving down from Rs 60/- per kg to Rs 20/- per kg – my no-onion spree is on a break, my kitchen is stacked with onions now and I’m adding the bulb copiously to any vegetable I make.

On to the recipe now…

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How to Reduce the Bitterness of Bitter Gourd

17 Feb

Bitter gourd is an acquired taste I guess – most people I know don’t relish its bitterness. One friend famously likes bitter gourd only in the form of bharwa karela (stuffed bitter gourd) – she eats just the filling and discards the shell.

I have never disliked bitter gourd; personally I put it through no pre-cooking treatment to reduce its bitterness. Most things you do to it makes it lose not just bitterness but also nutrients.

Still, if you must, here are a few tips to reduce the bitterness of bitter gourd:

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