Bitter Gourd Pickle

SobhaKesavan S

Bitter Gourd Pickle

Bitter gourd pieces are soaked in tamarind water, drained and fried in hot oil and then final mixed with chilly powder and other ingredients
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 5 people



  • For preparing bitter gourd pickle, first clean the bitter gourd and cut into thin pieces.
  • Put the cut bitter gourd pieces in the tamarind water for about five hours, as shown in the picture.
  • Also add some salt into the tamarind water.After about five hours, remove the tamarind water and dry the bitter gourd pieces for about 2 hours in the sun light.4)Heat oil in a frying pan and fry the dried bitter gourd. When the bitter gourdpieces turn golden in colour take it out from the pan and allow to cool it.
  • Then mix red chilly powder, asafoetida powder and salt with the fried bitter gourd pieces.The fried bitter gourd pickle is ready and this can be used for lunch or dinner.


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