I learnt this recipe from my grandmother who considered it an excellent recipe for diabetics.

What you need

Bitter gourd - 2

Onion, chopped -1

Coriander leaves – a small bunch

Chutney dal powder – 2 tbsp

Red chilli powder – 1 tbsp

Salt – to taste

Oil – 4 tbsp

Cooking instructions

Wash the bitter gourd, slit it in the centre and deseed. Rub a little salt to the insides and keep aside for 10 minutes.

Make a coarse paste with chopped onion and coriander leaves. Add chutney dal powder, salt and red chilli powder to it.

Wash away all the salt from the bitter gourd and stuff with this paste. Bind it with thread so that the stuffing does not come out. Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry the bitter gourd until it is soft on all sides. Serve hot with rice.

Vijayalaxmi Kishore is a homemaker who relishes cooking vegetarian dishes from all over the world.

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