As a child I hated eating bitter gourd curry and always wondered how people can eat vegetable like bitter gourd. But now as a mother of two children I could see nutritional values of vegetables and importance of including all vegetables in the diet. No doubt my children don’t like this bitter in taste vegetable and I often make stuffed bitter gourd loaded with masalas, fried onions.
But sometimes when I feel lazy to make stuffed bitter gourd curry I try to make this curry in different ways and while experimenting for making bitter gourd more interesting I made this bitter gourd masala curry and it’s tasty and hides bitter taste of the vegetable completely. It’s very simple to make and doesn’t require de seeding or squeezing out the juice of bitter gourd .Actually while making bitter gourd curry the juice is squeezed out to make curry little bitter. But this can be avoided while making this bitter gourd curry and still it’s not bitter in taste. Instead of dry grated coconut fresh coconut also can be used as per availability. Roasted peanuts powder gives nutty taste to bitter gourd curry. And finally sprinkle lemon juice as well. Everyone will like this not so bitter in taste bitter gourd curry and it goes well with hot chapattis or fulakas.