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Bitter Gourd Pickle

Cuisine: Indian
Courses: Starters and appetizers
Serves: 1 people

Recipe Ingredients

1/4   Bitter gourd - (small variety)
2 tablespoons 30mlSauf - (aniseed)
2 tablespoons 30mlRed chilli powder
1 teaspoon 5mlAsafoetida
  Salt to taste
1 tablespoon 15mlTurmeric powder
2 tablespoons 30mlDried mango powder - (amchoor)
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlCitric acid
1/4   Garam masala
1 tablespoon 15mlCoarsely crushed coriander seeds
2 tablespoons 30mlCoarsely crushed mustard seeds
250   Oil

Recipe Instructions

Peel 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


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