Bitter Gourd Curry


Bitter Gourd Curry (diabetes friendly recipe)

Introduction :

bitter gourd curry

bitter gourd curry

Bitter gourd , also known as bitter melon, is a popular vegetable in Asia. It provides essential micronutrients and dietary fiber required for good health.
Bitter gourd has been used in traditional medicine for managing diabetes and other diseases. In the past decade, scientific evidence increasingly has shown that bitter gourd can contribute to lowering high blood sugar and high blood pressure.
It helps you to maintain a healthy weight too !

Servings: 2-4

2-3 medium-sized bitter gourd, deseeded and cut into thin slices (dark green variety)
1 onion , finely chopped
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
1 tsp cumin seed
1/4 tsp red chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp dried mango powder
Salt to taste
2 tbsp cooking oil
1 pinch sugar
Optional : 2-3 green chillies, finely chopped
1/4 tsp garam masala (mixed Indian spices)

1. Heat oil in a pan.
2. Add cumin seed and once it begins to sizzle, add onions and green chillies. Fry onions until tender and brown.
3. Add tomatoes, ginger-garlic paste and dried mango powder.
4. Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and salt. Saute to blend in the spices and continue cooking until the oil separates.
5. Add salt and sliced bitter gourd, cover and cook for 7-8 minutes or until the bitter gourd is cooked.
6. Sprinkle garam masala on top and serve hot with basmati rice.

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Category: Diabetic Diet, Diabetic Receipes