Bitter Gourd – 250 gms
Onion – 1 large
Peanuts – 2 tbsp
Roasted Sesame seeds – 1 tbsp
Grated Coconut – 1 tbsp
Tamarind paste – 1 tsp
Grated Jaggery – 1 to 2 tsp
Garlic Cloves – 4
Green chilli – 1
Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Goda Masala – 2 pinch (Optional)
Oil – 2 to 3 tsp
Wash, scrape and grate bitter gourd.
Mix a tsp of salt to grated bitter gourd and set aside for 30 minutes.
Squeeze out all the water from the bitter gourd.
Left over water can be had as a drink.
Coarsely crush green chilli and garlic cloves.
Cut the onions into thin slices.
Roast the peanuts.Remove the skin and slightly crush the peanuts.
Heat oil in pan. Once hot, add mustard seeds.
Once the mustard seeds crackle, add sliced onions and fry them till brown.
Add green chilli+garlic paste and fry for few seconds.
Add turmeric powder.
Add the grated bitter gourd and salt.
Fry for 10 minutes sprinkling little water now and then if required.
Add coriander powder and goda masala if using at this stage.
Add tamarind paste and fry for few more minutes.
Add grated jaggery .Cook till jaggery melts and mixes well with bitter gourd.
Add the crushed peanuts and sesame seeds.
Add grated coconut.
Mix well and switch off the stove.
This chutney can be had as a side dish to rotis and rice.