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Bitter Gourd Filled With Lentils

Bitter Gourd Filled With Lentils
Prep Time
40 - 45 Mins
Cook Time

40 - 45 Mins

4 - 6
One who doesn't eat bitter gourd because of its bitter taste he missed its healthy benefits. Its taste can be delicious if you prepare it with tasty reicpe. This bitter gourd is prepared with stuff lentil and spices.
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  • Bitter gourd ½ kg
  • Lentils ½ kg
  • Onions 4
  • Ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp
  • Whole coriander 1 tbsp
  • Fenugreek seeds 6
  • Turmeric powder 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Jiggery ½ tbsp
  • Tamarind juice ½ cup
  • Green chilies 4
  • Fennel seeds 1 tbsp
  • Onion seeds 1 tsp
  • Red chili flakes 1 tbsp
  • Coriander as required
  • Mustard oil 1 cup
  • Salt to taste

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Cooking Directions

  1. Slit bitter gourd and marinate with turmeric powder, salt, jiggery and tamarind juice for 20 minutes.

  2. Wash thoroughly and strain excess water.

  3. Boil a cup of lentils.

  4. In a cooking pot, heat some oil and fry onion.

  5. Then add fennel seeds, coriander seeds, onion seeds, fenugreek seeds, salt to taste, ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder and chili and mix.

  6. Sauté and then add fried onion, green chili and tamarind juice.

  7. Fill bitter gourd with lentils and onion mix.

  8. Tie with a thread to close the opening.

  9. Leave the remaining onion mix in the cooking pot.

  10. In a frying pan, add some oil and fry stuffed bitter gourd.

  11. When bitter gourds are golden brown, shift them to the onion mix cooking pot.

  12. Then add jiggery and finely sliced fresh coriander and put on dam.

  13. Delicious bitter gourds filled with lentils are ready to serve.

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