Stuffed Bitter Gourd with Green Peas

Bitter gourd   is popular vegetable in Asia. Due to health benefit and medicinal value everyone wants to add in meal.Bitter gourd  cooked in  lots of way in Asian countries.In India Gujarat, bitter guard cooked with jaggery and tamarind pulp/raw mango ,South Indian cosine bitter gourd cooked with coconut,lemon juice/mango powder and lentils. In North India Punjab, bitter guard cooked with onion,garlic and spices.North Indians not add any sugar in bitter gourd but bitter gourd is very delicious ,crispy and available in all Indian restaurant menu .Here  is stuffed bitter guard in Punjabi style with green peas.Green peas complements to bitter gourd very well and gives dish perfect.

Ingredients( 3-4 servings)


  • Bitter Gourd-5-6 pieces
  • Salt-1/2 tsp,to taste
  • For stuffing-
    • Onion-3 tbsp(grated
    • Garlic paste-1 tsp
    • Red chili powder-1 tsp
    •  Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
    • Coriander powder-1 tsp
    • Gram flour-1 tbsp
    • Cumin seed-1 tsp
    • Cooking oil 3 tbsp
    • Salt-1/2 tsp to taste
    • Garam masala-1 tsp
    • Onion-3 tbsp finely chopper
    • Green peas-1/2 cup
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing

Method


Step 1 – Take Bitter gourd and scrape it.wash with water.Slit the Bitter Gourd and with the help of fork  remove the all seeds,keep aside.

Step 2 –Apply salt on Bitter Gourd and keep aside for 20-30 minutes. After 30 minutes wash wish water and keep aside.

Step 3 –Heat nonstick pan and add 1 tbsp oil,add cumin seed when seed crackled add bitter guard  seed cook it 1-2 minutes till little brown add grated onion ,garlic paste cook it 2-3 minutes add red chili powder,turmeric powder,coriander powder,salt,garam masala,gram flour mix it cook 1-2 minutes,keep aside.

Step4-Stuff the all bitter gourd with stuffing and close it with toothpick,keep aside.

Step5-Heat nonstick pan add 2 tbsp oil ,place all bitter gourd in hot oil, cook in high flame in  till golden brown with all sides.Add chopped onion and green peas  cook it low flame 3-5 minutes till soft. Remove from heat ,garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

Enjoy with Roti/Rice and Dal.

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