Contributor: Sumaira Saddique (Gujranwala, Pakistan)
Posted since : 02-04-2008
Potatoes - ½ kg
Bitter Gourd - ½ kg
Onion - 2 large
Tomatoes - 2
Green chilies - 5
Oil -1 cup
Yogurt - 1 cup
Salt - to taste
Red pepper, grounded -1½ tsp
Black pepper, grounded -½ tsp
Coriander seed -1½ tsp
Cumin seed, roasted, grounded -½ tsp
Turmeric powder -1 tsp
Water - 1 cup
Coriander leaves - for garnishing
Peel the bitter gourd and cut into small slices and sprinkle 1 ½ tsp salt on them. Mix well and leave them for 1 hour. Then wash them properly and squeeze the water out of them properly.
Peel the potatoes and cut into ¼ inches thick slices.
Cut the onions and tomatoes, green chilies into slices.
Mix all the dry spices well in the yogurt.
Now heat the oil in a wok and then add the squeezed bitter gourd and fry them on low flame till they become light brown in color and then drain them on the kitchen towel.
Add the onions in the same oil and fry them till just soft, then add tomatoes. Fry them for a minute and then add the fried bitter gourd, spicy yogurt and mix well. Add water and cover it.
Simmer for 10 -15 min. When the water dries, add green chilies.
Garnish with green coriander leaves.
Serve hot with roti and chutney.