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    Bitter Gourd in Tamarind Sauce

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    40 mins

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    Vic Krishnan (Kannan)'s Note:

    It is a combination of hot, sweet, bitter, salty and tangy flavours. If you get the mix right, it is heavenly.

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    1. 1
      Dice the bitter melon into small 1cm cube pcs. and keep aside.
    2. 2
      Add the cooking oil to the wok and also the black gram, fenugreek seeds and mustard seeds.
    3. 3
      When the mustard seeds start to splutter, add the chilies and fry the chilies until they start browning.
    4. 4
      Add the bitter melon and set the gas on medium fire.
    5. 5
      Keep stirring so that the chilli induced oil spreads all over the bitter melon.
    6. 6
      Add the turmeric, salt and the tamarind concentrate.
    7. 7
      Add enough water to cover the ingredients and continue to cook on medium fire.
    8. 8
      When the bitter melon starts to soften, add the brown sugar and the curry leaves.
    9. 9
      Once the sauce has thickened, it is ready to be served.
    10. 10
      This dish goes well with Indian Bread (Roti/Chapati) and also goes well with White Rice mixed with Yoghurt.
    11. 11
      Enjoy this comfort food and Bless the Chef.

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    Nutritional Facts for Bitter Gourd in Tamarind Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (15 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 61.5
    Calories from Fat 22
    Total Fat 2.5 g
    Saturated Fat 0.3 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 439.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 9.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
    Sugars 8.8 g
    Protein 0.4 g

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    bitter melons

    black gram


    curry leaves

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