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Chapter: Vegetable Recipes
Section: Bitter Melon (Bitter Gourd)
Recipe: Bitter Gourd Curry

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Bitter Gourd Curry
2 Medium-sized bitter gourds
1 Onion, finely chopped
2 tsp Chopped ginger
1 tsp Chopped garlic
2 tbsp Ceylon curry powder
1/2 Cup coconut milk
Oil for frying
1 Stick cinnamon
Lime juice to taste
Water as required
Salt and turmeric to taste
Wash and cut the gourds across into 1 cm rounds. Rub with salt and turmeric
and keep aside for at least 20 minutes. Dry well on paper towels, fry the
slices in hot oil till golden brown. Take them out and drain.

In a saucepan saute the onion in 2 tbsp oil till soft and translucent. Add
garlic and ginger and cook, stirring, till they are fragrant and start to
turn golden. Add curry powder and fry, keep stirring. Add coconut milk with
the same amount of water and a stick of cinnamon. Bring it to a boil and
simmer for about 10 minutes. Combine bitter gourd slices and lime juice
with it and simmer for about 10 minutes longer.

From: IndoBase