Friday, April 4, 2008

Playing With Bitter Gourd#3

These Bitter Gourd Baskets in White Thick gravy goes to creative pooja's Vegetable of the week(Bitter Gourd)

These Bitter guards Needed a gravy for a company. Thus I gave a Rich White Gravy to my BGB(Bitter Gourd Baskets).
Grated Coconut-5 spoons
Poppy seeds-1 spoon
Pattai/Cinnamon-1 small piece
Fennel-1/4 spoon
Green Chilli-1

Grind the above into a paste. Heat a spoon of oil in a kadai.when heated, add 1/4 spoon mustard..when it pops..add curry leaves and 2 vertically slitted green chillis. Now add a onion and fry them well.. after frying add the grinded paste and mix well. let it boil and add the Bitter Guard baskets. Serve it with Rice/Chapathi.

Note: Just Follow Your Kuruma Recipe here.
a small recap...
Bitter Gourds are cut into cubical shapes. they are de-seeded leaving the botton most that it will be in basket form to hold the stuffing. Boiled Potatoes are mashed well. Green Chilli(finely chopped) and cumin powder can be added to the mashed potato. with a help of small spoon..the mashed potato is filled inside the basked. now they are fried in the oil. first the bottom part of the basket is fried, then on sides and on the top. Now these baskets can be put on the gravy on the whole or by cutting into slices.

How it Tasted: It tasted So Different and Nice. It was lightly bitter,where the potato came as a relief. and it was so heavy too..Normally we can't eat more than 3 baskets.


  1. ur gravy looks delicious..
    Bitter gourd recipes.. i never tried them, i always avoided bitter gourd in childhood, i still do.. but now a days i see so many tempting dishes of it.. i feel like trying them one by one..

  2. yes Lavi, i will surely try that. btw thanks for d compliments :)
    hope to see more of u!

  3. I have not seen such a creativity with bitter gourd dish yet.
    You really made wonder with bitter gourd Laavanya. Thanks a lot for sharing and participating .

  4. wonderful...great click..... new receipes.... Fantastic idea//....

  5. It looks like floating logs . Great and tempting entry Lavi :)

  6. So, you had fun playing with those baskets, ha! Looks delicious, Lavi! What a great entry for the bittergourd event! The gravy is beautiful.

  7. that is wonderful dish, with a rich gravy like that the bitterness of the gourd will be forgotten.

  8. Lovely recipe. Please check your spellings before you post- the name is bitter "gourd" not "guard."

  9. Hey..first time here, this is very intresting recipe , looks very good:)

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  10. nice recipe presented beautifully in 3 steps...great entry

  11. Wonderful entry. & very creative use of bittergourd.

  12. Wonderful use of paavakkai! Looks so creamy!

  13. Hey Lavi congrats for winning "Yummy Blog" award..Check my blog :)


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