Monday, January 25, 2010

Bitter Gourd and Yogurt: Yogurt curry with fried vegetables and spices...

Windows filled with sunshine, rain and clouds... so still pretending that its summer?....
1 1/2 Cups of thick Curd/Yogurt
3/4 Cup of Water [more or less according to your desired consistency]
1/2 Red Onion or any other onion, sliced thin
2 green chillies, need not be hot
1 hot green chilli
1/2 Cup crispy fried rounds of bitter gourd/ fried bitter gourd fritters/ kayapakka kondattam
2 red mini bell peppers for garnish and color! [optional]
For tempering
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tbsp urad dal
1 red chilli
1 stem curry leaves
Whisk the yogurt into a smooth consistency,
Add water  and salt, and whisk again,
Slice the bitter gourd into thin roundels and deep fry until crispy and golden brown.
Heat the oil and temper the mustard seeds, urad dal seeds, red chillies,  and curry  leaves,
Add the onions and green chilies and saute on medium heat until soft and the edges start turning brown.
[ if adding the bell peppers saute them for a minute or so to keep the crunch]
Add the ingredients, alongwith the fried bitter gourd to the yogurt and mix well. Garnish with the red peppers.


  1. This is such an interesting and beautiful, dish! I love the use of fried, bitter gourd, but when do you add it in?

  2. Thank you for pointing it out Sheetal; will update the recipe.
    The fired bitter gourd is added alongwith the tempered spices and onions. This is a dish that is made on the spot and served immediately since the vegetables tend to get soggy. However we have also had it after a few hours and like the tangy flavour absorbed by the vegetables! :-)

  3. Wow! very innovative recipe with an excellent click:)

  4. The dish sounds very interesting... I just love ur presentation...

  5. luv ur presentation n creativity in ur recipes n clicks too!!

  6. Thankyou Mythreyi, Fathima and Harini!

  7. This is a new recipe for me but looks so tempting. I love bitter gourds and this is a wonderful recipe for preparing it.
    Wish you a happy new year!

  8. Thankyou and Wish you a very happy new year too!


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