Bittergourd - 5 medium sized
Onion - 1 small sized
Tomato - 1 medium sized
Chili powder - 1 tablespoon
Turmeric - 1 teaspoon
Mustard seeds -1 teaspoon
Urad dhall - 1 teaspoon
Jeera/cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Wash the bittergourd and slice them into thin round slices..
In a vessel add the sliced bittergourd and some salt and pour water till they get covered completely..
Close the vessel with a lid and boil for about 5 minutes on medium heat..
Then drain the water..This will remove a little bitterness from the veggie.
In a pan add a little oil and splutter mustard,urad dhall and jeera.
Then add the diced onion and saute till it turns soft..
Then add sliced tomatoes and cook for a minute..
Finally add the boiled bittergourd slices and close the lid and cook for about five minutes..
Then add turmeric and chilli powder and mix well.
Adjust salt.Salt might not be needed now as we had added it initially during the boiling process..
Cook on low heat for about 15 minutes until the edges turn brown and crispy..
Serve with hot rice and any curry..
This goes off to Vegetable Of the Week -Bittergourd hosted by Pooja..