Bitter gourd is one of my fav vegetable and with that I prepare lots of spicy, sweet and bitter dishes. My grandmom used to prepare sweet pickle with Karathe. After a very long time I am wanted to eat the sweet pickle so I tried it today. I like this pickle very much because of the bitterness of karathe, sweetness of jaggery and the sourness from tamarind. This pickle is an unique one.
Karathe (bitter gourd) 2
Red chilly powder 4 tsp
Tamarind 1 lemon size
Coriander seeds 2 tsp
Methi seeds ¼ tsp
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Hing 1 pinch
Turmeric powder ¼ tsp
Jaggery 2 big cubes
Curry leaves few
Salt for taste
Cut the karathe(bitter gourd) into slices then pressure cook it with grated jaggery, salt, turmeric powder and tamarind water for 2 whistles.
Heat 2tsp oil in pan add mustard seeds, coriander seeds, methi
Seeds and hing and fry it till nice aroma comes.
Then grind the roasted spices with chilly powder into fine paste.
Then add this paste to cooked karathe boil it for 5 to 10 min. Then season with mustard seeds and curry leaves. Karathe god nonche ready to serve.