Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Haagilkaayi Kaayirasa / Bitter Gourd in Sweet Sauce

This is one of my favourite Bitter Gourd dishes. I learnt this recipe from my mom. Give it a try. Enjoy.
  • 1 cup chopped Bitter Gourd
  • pinch of Turmeric powder
  • 3 tbsp Jaggary
  • 1/2 cup grated Coconut
  • 1 tsp Channa dal
  • 1 tsp Urad dal / Balck gram dal
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Fenugreek seeds
  • 4-5 Red Chilies 
  • Salt to taste
  • 2-3 tsp cooking Oil
for temperin
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • Pinch of Hing / Asafoitida
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds

  • Heat the oil in a heavy pan. Add mustard seeds, once they splutter add Turmeric powder and chopped Bitter Gourd. Fry well until Bitter Gourd starts light brown. Then add Jaggery and salt, again cook for 3-4 min.
  • In the mean while, dry roast except Jaggary , salt and Coconut.
  • Then grind the roasted ingriendients and Cocunut with some water.
  • Now add the ground paste to the cooked Bitter Gourd and cook for 5-10 min. Add some water if required.
  • Temper with mustared seeds and Hing.
  • Serve with plain rice.


  1. looks so yummy, it is one my altime favorite :) nice pics prabha

  2. my favourite too!! thank you Eat Right, thank you Narayani for joining my site..

  3. Hey Prabha, its my fav too!! Photos r nice.