Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Bitter Gourd & Potato Curry


Making a vegetable curry isn't all that tricky or mind boggling (Indian Okra/Bendi Curry), Like for any other curry (Moor Kolumbu/Yogurt Curry), opt for any of the reasonably priced veggies and spices (Indian Onion Soup, Dhal Vegetable Soup, Stir Fried Spinach Cumin & Murungakka Sambar/Dhal Curry). Include coconut milk and tamarind juice for a creamy-tangy taste, and curry without curry leaves (Stir Fried Vegetarian Mutton Curry Leaves), doesn't seem so right, right? I know. Bitter gourd on the other hand perhaps is not a favorite (Dhal Bitter Gourd Curry & Bitter Gourd Prawn Curry) but have you heard that anything bitter is the best remedy for our health? Indeed please, whereas I bet potatoes are always a huge favourite (Lemongrass Chilli Potato, Baked Cheesy Potato & Egg Potato Curry). Lets get going with making this Bitter Gourd Potato Curry - vibrant, delicious and just the curry for our vegetarian meal. Dang!

Ingredients
3-4 medium size Indian bitter gourd - remove or include the seeds and slice
2 medium size potatoes - cut into medium size pieces (with or without the skin)
2 tomatoes - sliced thinly
1 red onion - sliced thinly
5 garlic - sliced thinly
1 tsp black mustard seeds
1 tsp fenugreek/halba seeds
3-4 sprigs curry leaves
1/2 cup thick coconut milk
2 tbsp curry powder - mix with water for a thick paste
1-2 tbsp tamarind juice
1/2 liter water
4 tbsp oil
Salt for taste

Method
When oil is heated, sauté onion and garlic.
Add mustard and fenugreek seeds.
Stir and when seeds start to splatter, add curry paste.
Stir and simmer till aromatic and oil splits. 
Add the rest of the ingredients except coconut milk.
Stir and pour in water. 
Simmer to soften gourd and potato.  
Pour in coconut milk and gently stir all in.
Just as curry heat through, remove from heat. 
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10 comments:

  1. bitter gourd potato curry.. this is nice..
    I normally drink bitter gourd juice 1x/2wk..
    good for detoxification...

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  2. nt really like bitter ground >.< but never try it together with curry maybe it will be nice ~

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  3. Nice curry with my fav veggie,never tried with potato,sounds like a gr8 combo...

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  4. I like the sound of this curry, it is a different but tasty combo :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  5. I love your combo of bittergourd and potato next time when I buy bitter gourd I will try this curry.

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  6. So interesting...I never thought in cooking bitter gourd with curry...something that I might try.
    Have a great week Nava!

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  7. MMm should be very good. Never had it with bittergourd before

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  8. This is interesting. Never tasted bitter gourd curry before though I am certain I will love it since I love bitter gourd as a general rule.

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  9. Bittergourd and Potato makes a delicious combo!! My mom always makes it this way!!

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  10. The curry is inviting me for a lunch with you

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