Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Bitter Gourd & Potato Curry

Making a vegetable curry isn't all that tricky or mind boggling. Like for any other curry, opt for any of the reasonably priced veggies and spices. Include coconut milk and tamarind juice for a creamy-tangy taste while curries without curry leaves doesn't seem so right. Bitter gourd perhaps is not a favourite but do consider for its low in calories and is full of essential nutrients. Trust me when I say the bitterness sort of mellows off once cooked. Coconut milk is the other some shun away from. Well 1/2 cup won't hurt. Also before saying anything about coconut milk, do read up that the milk is now proven to be good for health. But for some reason or rather you are're not convinced, substitute with carton milk or powderer milk whisked in a warm water. 

3-4 medium size Indian bitter gourd - remove or include the seeds and sliced
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
2-3 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

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 potatoes. 
Pour in coconut milk and gently stir all in.
Just as curry heats through, remove from heat. 
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  1. bitter gourd potato curry.. this is nice..
    I normally drink bitter gourd juice 1x/2wk..
    good for detoxification...

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

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

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

    Choc Chip Uru

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

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

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

  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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