Bitter gourd is commonly known bitter melon , karela . Bitter gourd does not only have health benefits on diabetes but it is also helpful in lowering down the bad cholesterol levels in your body . Bitter gourd is rich in important nutrients like iron , vitamin A and C which are useful to make you look younger and also have good benefits on skin too .
I know right now you are thinking of bitter taste of karela or bitter gourd , that’s correct its bitter but if perfectly served with spices its bitterness will become delicious to your taste buds .
Nutritional value of bitter gourd
Parents are always right
Remember, your parents oftenly used to say that eating bitter gourd is good for health and also helps in boosting your immune system , and you always were like uhhhh gourd and its bitter taste . But as we know at last after getting experience parents are always right , bitter gourd has alot of health benefits which are beyond the levels you think .
And i personally recommend that if you or any one in your family is diabetic than bitter gourd is a wonder superfood for you and your dear ones .
Now, lets find out how to make bitter gourd masala recipe :-
Check list or ingredients needed
4. Mustard seeds 1/2 tbs
5. Fenugreek seeds 1/2 tbs
6. Red chilli powder 1 tbs (as per taste you want to make it spicy or not )
7. turmeric 1/2 tbs
8. coriander powder 2 tbs
9. salt as per taste
Now here is the step by step game plan –
wash bitter gourd and peel of them . slit it vertically and remove seeds in bitter gourd , hollow bitter gourd perfectly because in next steps you will stuff them with masala .
NOTE – keep removed seeds aside ,they will be needed for stuffing because it has good property of antidiabetic .
Step 2 .
Now sprinkle salt on hollow bitter gourd and keeb them on resting for 2hours . it will help in shading away the bitter taste of bitter gourd .
Now , time to fire up . Take a pan and pour mustard oil in it and heat up, after heating it pour half tbs fenugreek seeds and mustard seeds in it .cook for a minute , when you get that crackling sound and and the seeds become some brownish , then proceed to next step .
Add finely chopped onions in it and cook until they turned too pink . Now add finely cutted green chilli in it , red chilli powder , sal as per your taste , turmeric in it .
Add chopped bitter gourd seeds in it also which were kept safely aside .
Cook for a while and turned of the flame . let the mixture turned to cool .
Take the hollow bitter gourd and wash them which were sprinkled with salt .
And fil or stuff the mixture in them , and finally tie , the bittter gourd end to end with thread .
Step 6 .
Final step , take another pan heat up some mustard oil in it and place all of the tied bitter gourd in it . Now cook them on a medium flame until they become brown . when nbitter gourd turned brown in colour , off the flame . your bitter gourd masala dish is ready .
After this you will not feel the bitter taste of karela .
Do not forget to reward yourself
Now clap for yourself and give yourself a refreshment with bitter groud masala .
and Serve this delicious hot bitter gourd masala dish to your dear ones which are affected with diabetes .
Written by Dr. Sandeep Dhiman (ayurveda consultant )
Special thanks to Dr. Priyanka
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