What you need:
2 tablespoons cooking oil
1 teaspoon cumin seed
1 onion, finely chopped
2 green chilies, finely chopped (optional)
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste
1/4 teaspoon dried mango powder
1/4 teaspoon red chili powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
Salt, to taste
3 medium-sized bitter gourds, deseeded and cut into thin slices (dark green variety)
1/8 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon garam masala
Hot basmati rice, for serving
What you do:
- In a deep saucepan over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add cumin. Once it begins to sizzle, add onion and green chilies and fry tender and brown.
- Add tomatoes, ginger-garlic paste, dried mango powder, red chili powder, turmeric, coriander, and salt and sauté to blend. Continue cooking until the oil separates.
- Add bitter gourd, cover, and cook for 7 to 8 minutes or until bitter gourd is cooked through. Sprinkle sugar and garam masala on top and serve hot with basmati rice.
Love vegan food and cooking as much as we do?
Get the BEST, editor-tested recipes inside every issue of VegNews Magazine. Find out why VegNews is the world’s #1 plant-based magazine by subscribing today!