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Bitter Gourd Prawn Curry

Bitter Gourd. I know. Of course I know. Bitterness right? Obviously. Think again. Bitterness of bitter gourd is healthiness and when bitter gourd and prawns have become best friends in this spicy Indian curry. Believe me. Tolerable bitterness which also will be overpowered by spiciness and sourness (Tamarind Prawn Curry) and in return, Bitter Gourd Prawn Curry on the whole as a mouth packing delightfulness (Prawn Spinach Sodhi). So, what are you waiting for. Get the ingredients ready and get cooking. 

15 (abt 180g) medium size prawns - de-vein and leave the tail on
1 small (abt 170g) Chinese bitter gourd - remove seeds and slice
1 (abt 100g) tomato - slice
10 shallots - sliced
1 tbsp blended/grounded dried red chillies
1 tbsp meat curry powder
1 tbsp blended/grounded ginger
1/2 tbsp blended/grounded garlic
2 sprigs curry leaves
1/2 cup coconut milk
5 tbsp oil
Salt to taste

Mix ginger and garlic into prawns and keep aside.
When oil is heated, saute shallots.
Add blended chillies and curry powder.
Stir and cook till aromatic and oil floats. .
Goes in 1 1/2 cups of water, bitter gourd and tomato.
Mix well and let it simmer.
Once curry is heated through, add milk, prawns, curry leaves and salt.
Stir in and continue to simmer.
Once prawns are cooked, they cook quite fast by the way, off the heat.


  1. bitter gourd with prawn is totally a new fusion. guess it will taste a bit different from the other prawn dishes.

  2. Its such a co incidence..I was invited for dinner at a friend's place,and I had prawns with bottle gourd..didn't ever try this,but will surely do so.

  3. looks like tom yum... weee

  4. I strongly say NO. I hate bitter guard and love prawns. You have no idea as how much I suffered with my moms bitter guard :D

  5. Wow never had tried bitter gourd as a curry and the only dish I know where I use bitter gourd is this one I will certainly try this one out as I love prawns and curries.

  6. i would prefer any oher things than bitter gourd...i dont like bitter gourd feel free to visit my site...

  7. With all the comments, many don't like bitter gourd.

  8. hi nava, gee, i can finish a plate of this delicious prawns with bitter gourd..more chili better for me ha ha m thanks for sharing


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