|BITTER GOURD FRY / KARATE PODI|
WHAT YOU NEED:
Bitter gourds 2 medium size
Rice 1/2 cup ( a little more than half cup)
Red chillies 8
Asafoetida - small pea size
Tamarind - 2 " piece
HOW TO MAKE:
For the masala:
Wash and soak rice for half an hour.
Drain the water from the rice and grind it along with red chillies, tamarind, asafoetida and salt. Add very little water while grinding. The masala should be thick.
Wash and cut the bittergourd in 3" pieces. Or Cut in round shape.
Marinate them with the masala and keep it for 10 -15 minutes.
Take enough oil in kadahi and heat it. When it is hot fry the bitter gourd pieces in batches about 6,7 at a time.
Take out the fried gourds in spotted spoon and spread it on tissue paper.