4.5.11

Bitter Gourd - Dry Coconut Stir-Fry




Kobbari Kakarkaye:

Other Names: Pavakai-Kopparai Varuval. Karela Chukka Nariyal ka Subzi. Kaakarkai Kura.

When it comes to cooking, I never complicate (at least intentionally) the procedures! I cook once a day in the evening and pack the same for the next day's lunch. So, I really take good care and try nothing goofy to ruin it! For the same reason...I also minimize the ingredients. Most of my recipes will be plain old repeat, except with few tweaks to it! Occasionally, when something turns out spectacular, I would definitely have some good story to tell. Well, all I could say today is, a regular stir-fry with some good flavor! Thinking that eating something bitter will actually make life better(healthy)...I have been including them in my diet. So far, I find them very convincing!

Ingredients:

Bitter melon/gourds 4, deseed and diced
Onion 1 large chopped
Dry coconut - grated 1 cup
Salt
Turmeric 1/4 spoon
Chili powder 1 spoon
Garam masala 1 pinch
Sesame oil few spoons
Mustard seeds 1/4 spoon.

Method:

In a wide wok, heat oil. Add the tempering spices followed by onions and fry real good.

Add diced vegetables, salt, turmeric, chili and garam masala powder. Cover and cook till tender.

Then add the coconuts and stir-fry over high.

Once oil separates, remove from heat.

Serve to go with your meals.

21 comments:

Hari Chandana said...

I too make this recipe.. Yummyy !!
Indian Cuisine

Suhaina said...

That looks so awesome.. wish to have some with rice now.

Raji said...

I make bitter gourd at least twice in a week..in fact I have started liking its bitter taste. This version of yours with dry coconut sounds too good..will give this a try.

sangee vijay said...

Hmmm....interesting stir fry....I like bitter gourd in any form....next time will try this way :)
Bitter for better life...

aipi said...

Simple yet a delicious dish..nice addition of coconut!
US Masala

Kurinji said...

Yummy fry...kurinjikathambam, Event: HRH-Healthy Summer, Roundup: HRH-Puffedrcie

Vardhini said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog thereby introducing me to your blog.
Bitter gourd fry looks yummy. Lovely pics.

Vardhini
VardhinisKitchen

Shama Nagarajan said...

wow...i too made bittergourd coconut fry today

Prathibha said...

Nice stir fry..love it..:)

Priya said...

Woww stir fry looks fantastic..

Authenticoriyafood said...

Simple and easy.......i never tried adding coconut to bitter gourd.

Looks yummy .....perfect with rice & dal!!!

Priti said...

Yum ...I love this one

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Healthy fry,loved ur version...

divya said...

Wowww... Truly delicious.. looks simply amazing..

VineelaSiva said...

Yummy curry.Never tried the curry with the sesame oil and coconut.Will try new flavours Malar.

Suja said...

Love bitter gourd and this looks truly delicious.

Zareena said...

Thanks Malar, for your lovely comment. I used to make this in a different way, but your version is lovely. Will try this soon.

Vimitha Anand said...

Bitter gourd stir fry is hubby's favorite... But havent tried adding coconut... Will surely try next time...

Swathi said...

Bitter gourd stir fry looks awesome.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Looks super yummy, I feel bad, I hardly cook with bitter gourd :(

Kashif said...

My wife makes something similar as part of our ayurvedic / yogic diet. Delicious and so good for you!