Bittergourd Pickle

This particular recipe belongs to my FB friend Preeti Shenoy !! Thanku  Preeti !!

1 medium sized bittergourd/ karela
2 tsp oil
1 tsp mustard
curry leaves
2-3 slit green chillies
1/2 inch chopped ginger
1/2 tsp turmeric pdr
Salt to taste
Tamarind pulp to taste
Jaggery to taste


  • Wash and cut the karelainto 1 inch thin pieces and apply salt ,keep for half an hour 
  • In a pan heat oil and add mustard,when it starts crackling add curry leaves,green chillies,ginger chopped and fry for 5 mins
  • Squeeze the bittergoud and add to the tempering and roast on a low flame for some time
  • Add tamarind pulp,turmeric pdr,and sufficient jaggery to taste and mix well 
  • Cook  until the karela cooks and the dish becomes semi thick
  • Serve with hotrice and dal !!


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