Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Bitter Gourd Fry - Microwave Recipe

Got this recipe from Red Chillies 
Bitter Gourd ( Karela) - 250 gms - cut into rings
Oil - to coat ( I used chilie infused olive oil) - and this method does not require as much oil as the regular deep frying method
Chilie powder - to taste
Salt - to taste
Coriander powder (dhania) - 1 tsp
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Sugar - 1 tsp ( optional)

Take about 2 tbsp of oil, add salt, turmeric, dhania and chilie powder.  Mix.
Drop the cut bitter gourd into this mixture and make sure the vegetable get well coated.
Place without overlapping on a plate.
Put in microwave for about 2 minutes.
Take out - stir so that the cooking gets done evenly.
Do this at 2 minute intervals a few more times.
Add a little more oil - just drop about a tbsp from above so that it roughly covers all the pieces - by now the bitter gourd should have shrunk to half.
Place back into microwave till the pieces are crisp.

Cooking time - 12 - 15 minutes..  Do not store .  Have it immediately.  Can get chewy if left awhile.


  1. Looks great...But I always been away from bitter gourd. Recipe is veryintresting I will try with some other veg.


  2. I bet my father-in-law will love this. Bitter gourd is his favourite veg... as I see here it can be a great snack, too :)

  3. Great recipe! Never tried in microwave.

  4. Thank you for trying this recipe and so glad you liked it. This is so easy to make isn't it? We make this atleast once a fortnight.
    You have a nice space out here, hope to see more wonderful recipes.


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