The Bitter Gourd challenge : Stuffed Bitter Gourd

in Foodies Bee Hive2 months ago

Bitter gourd is always a challenge for me due to its bitter taste, I love its bitter taste but kids don't like the taste. This time when I bought the bitter gourd they challenged me that if it would be a tasty dish then only they will eat and I challenged that I will make it so delicious that you will enjoy it for sure!


I decided to make Stuff Bitter Gourd which involves various spices and gram flour.

Ingredients used

  • Bitter gourd 1/2 kg
  • Gram flour 1/2 cup
  • Oil 2 tbsp
  • Spices for stuffing (turmeric powder, coriander powder, dry mango powder, red chilli powder, asafoetida, salt, sugar, garam masala)
  • Sesame seeds 2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds, mustard seeds 1/2 tsp each
  • Green chilli 2 nos (fine chopped)





  • Mix gram flour and all spices, add oil. Make a uniform mixture. Stuffing is ready.

  • Wash thoroughly 2 times in running water.

  • Make a big cut in the centre vertically in all bitter gourd.

  • Remove seeds

  • Fill the stuffing




Cooking Bitter gourd

  • Heat 3 tbsp oil in a heavy bottom pan
  • Add cumin seeds and mustard seeds
  • Shallow fry stuffed bitter gourd and cover. Cook for 15-20 minutes.
  • Check in between and add water if required.
  • Sprinkle salt over the bitter gourd.




Delicious Bitter Gourd is ready to serve. Serve it with choice of your bread or steamed rice

It is a really bitter but delicious recipe which is also liked by my kids.



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How about the bitter taste? With this cooking method, still in bitter taste?

Yes, its bitter taste is it's characteristic, so it is important to make it tasty, not to remove the taste. If anyone wants to reduce the bitterness, first skin must be peeled and marinate with salt for an hour, Then squiz the released water and then cook.

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I also have mixed feelings about bitter gourd. I know it's healthy but sometimes the bitter is overpowering. A fried preparation from besan is one of the few ways I like enjoy this vegetable. Yours looks like a tasty recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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Yes, you are right with besan and other spices its taste can be masked and it becomes delicious with its bitterness.