ORIGIN : ME
Bitter Gourd Green 500g
2 - 3 pieces per 500 gm | Bitter gourd also called bitter melon, karela or paval, Bitter Gourd is an excellent source of vitamin C.
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Bitter gourd, also known as bitter melon, is a tropical and subtropical vine that is native to Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean. It is commonly used in East and Southeast Asian cuisines, where it is valued for its distinctive bitter flavor.
Bitter gourd is often used in stir-fries, soups, and curries, as well as in traditional medicine. It can be sliced, diced, or julienned and added to dishes, or it can be stuffed with meat or vegetables and cooked. It can also be consumed raw, either as a juice or in salads.
Bitter gourd is a rich source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, folate, and zinc. It also contains antioxidants, which can help protect the body from damage caused by free radicals. In addition, bitter gourd has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and anti-diabetic properties, and it may help lower blood sugar levels and improve insulin sensitivity.
Bitter Gourd Recipe
- 1 bitter gourd
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup water
- Wash the bitter gourd and slice it into thin rounds.
- In a pan, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the cumin and mustard seeds and let them sizzle for a few seconds.
- Add the chopped onion and saute until it becomes translucent.
- Add the bitter gourd slices and stir to coat them with the spices.
- Add the turmeric powder, red chili powder, and salt, and stir to combine.
- Pour in the water, cover the pan, and let the bitter gourd cook for about 10 minutes, or until it is tender.
- Serve hot with rice or roti.
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