Recipe : Bitter Gourd Pickle



Ingredients :

  • Bitter gourd (small variety) kg

  • Aniseed 2 tbsp

  • Red chili powder 2 tbsp

  • Asafoetida 1 tbsp

  • Salt to taste

  • Dried mango powder (amchoor) 2 tbsp
     

  • Turmeric powder 1 tbsp

  • Citric acid tsp

  • Garam masala tsp

  • Coarsely crushed coriander seeds 1 tbsp

  • Coarsely crushed mustard seeds 2tbsp

  • Oil 250 gms

Method :

  • Bitter Gourd PicklePeel and apply turmeric and salt to bitter gourds. Keep aside for 1/2 hour.

  • Put them in boiling water with the citric acid. Boil for 5-7 minutes.

  • Remove from water and wipe dry. Heat half the oil, add asafoetida, sauf, coriander seeds. Remove from fire.

  • Add all the masalas and mix well.
  • Cool and fill in the gourds. Tie them up securely with string.

  • Arrange them in a glass or pickle jar. Heat remaining oil a little. Add a few pinches citric acid and 1/3 tsp salt. Pour over the gourds.

  • Allow to tenderise for 3-4 days more. Remove string before serving.

     

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