Bitter Gourd and Peanut Fry

Another recipe of bitter gourd (For Other recipe go to HagalKai Palya) with crunchy peanuts and a dash of lemon. Learnt this recipe from my mother.
Prep Time
5 Minutes
Cooking Time
25 Minutes
Chopped Bitter gourd / Hagalkai / Karela
Crushed Peanuts
Sesame seeds
Coriander Cumin Powder
Red Chilli Powder
Turmeric Powder
Lemon / Lime Juice
Curry Leaves
1 Cup
½ Cup
1 Tbsp.
1 Tsp.
1 Tsp.
½ Tsp.
To Taste
To Taste
A Few
For Seasoning
1 Tsp.
1 Tbsp.
1.     Take the chopped bitter gourd in a vessel, add turmeric powder and a spoon of salt and mix well. Set it aside for 15-20 minutes.
2.     Now squeeze bitter gourd and squeeze out the bitter juice.
3.     Heat oil in a broad pan. Add mustard. When it starts to splutters, add the crushed peanuts and start roasting on medium flame.
4.     Roast for 3-4 minutes, now add sesame seeds and roast for 2-3 minutes.
5.     Now add the squeezed bitter gourd and curry leaves and fry.
6.     Fry on medium to low heat for 10 minutes.
7.     Now add the dry powders one by one and mix well. Add jaggery and check for salt.
8.     Cook for 3-4 minutes more and switch it off.
9.     Squeeze lemon juice and mix well.


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