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Mar 14, 2010

Bitter Gourd – Almond Stir Fry

This is a delicious stir fry with bitter gourd. The bitterness of the bitter gourd isn’t felt at all!!


  • 2 cups Bitter Gourd, cut into circles
  • ½ cup Almonds
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder (Less/More)
  • 1 tbsp Tamarind Pulp, diluted with ¼ cup water (or a Lemon sized Tamarind soaked in water and juice extracted)
  • 2 tsp Oil
  • A pinch of Turmeric
  • Salt


Dry roast almonds and grind into a coarse powder along with chili powder. Keep aside.

In a non-stick pan, heat oil and add bitter gourd pieces. To this add tamarind water (either pulp or juice). Stir well and add turmeric. Mix well, cover and allow cooking for some time until the bitter gourd pieces absorb all the tamarind water and becomes dry.

Later remove cover and add almond powder + salt. Mix well and allow cooking for some more time until the curry becomes soft and cooked. Leave it for some time on the low flame and remove.

This curry goes well with rice.

Bitter Gourd - Almond Stir Fry


Hamaree Rasoi said... [Reply]

Hi Uma,
Being a bong we do eat kerela baja a lot but never thought of adding almonds to it. What an innovative idea!!! Next time I'm going to add this... Your second click is soooo good.

Tina said... [Reply]

Wow bittergourd and almond...Never tried this combination..Sounds new and yummy..

Latha said... [Reply]

Yummy. I add peanut powder. Next time will try this.

Simplyfood said... [Reply]

I love bitter gourd ,this recipe looks delicious I will book mark it.Nice click too

Gita Jaishankar said... [Reply]

Stir fry looks so tasty Uma...simple and easy preparation too...I am going to try this :)

Sailaja Damodaran said... [Reply]

Nice creation...must try

kitchen queen said... [Reply]

lovely combo of bittergourd with almonds.

Rachana said... [Reply]

The bitter gourd stir fry looks so delicious and adding almonds is a great idea Uma:)

FewMinute Wonders said... [Reply]

In my family everyone likes bitter gourd, but I have not tasted it in a while:). Maybe will give this one a try because I like almonds.

Unknown said... [Reply]

Another great combination that I wouldn't have thought of myself. Looks very tempting.:)

chef and her kitchen said... [Reply]

anything wid bittergourd is family's favorite...looks yumm...it will be very nutty fry!!!

Finla said... [Reply]

I still have trauma from my chilhod about this veg, mom used to angry when we kids didn't et saying you kids don't know what is healthy. One ver i stay far away from unless if it is dried and deepfried :-)

Shri said... [Reply]

I am bumping into a lot of bitter gourd curries and this looks so so good!

Nandinis food said... [Reply]

Sounds new and yummy!!

indhu said... [Reply]

I never knew almond powder could be added... sounds yummy.. am definitely trying this one Uma :)

- Indhu (www.thayirsaadham.com)

notyet100 said... [Reply]

nice combo,..

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