Baked Bittergourd


the recipe

Bittergourd - 1
Salt 
Sugar
Oil

for the filling

Oil - 1 tbsp
Onion - 1
Small onion - 10
Tomato - 1
Potato, grated - 1
Turmeric - 1/8 tsp
Chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon - 1/2 inch piece
cloves - 2

the method

Cut the bittergourd into two lengthwise. Poke it with a knife or fork. Apply a mixture of adequate oil, sugar and salt. Let it marinate for 15-30 minutes. 

Place it in a baking tray and bake it for 15 minutes at 180C on one side. Turn the bittergourd pieces and bake again for 15 minutes.

To prepare the filling, heat oil in a pan and stir in both the onion and small onion. Add the cinnamon and cloves and saute till onions are translucent. Add the turmeric, chilly and pepper powder. Saute for a minute and add the chopped tomatoes. When soft add the grated potato and salt. When the potatoes are half done, turn off heat.

Place the filling in the bittergourd. Drizzle some oil and bake again for 15 minutes at 180C. Cut it into 1 inch pieces and serve with rice.

Comments

Priya Sreeram said…
hey roshan,
truly unique, wowwwwwww
aipi said…
you did a bittergourd makeover here..I love stuffed bittergoruds and baking is definitely a fantastic idea!

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Shalini said…
very innovative and yummy baked bitter gourd:)
Priya said…
Thats a neat idea to bake bittergourd, thanks for sharing..
Kairali sisters said…
Huh! Never thought of baking pavakka. Lovely idea roshan...
Suja Sugathan said…
Unique recipe,stuffed and baked, really wonderful
yeah looks very interesting
Sayantani said…
Great recipe Roshan. very innovative and yummy.
Amritha Kalyani said…
baked bitter gourd looks tempting. very healthy and a great way way to eat this vegetable.
Swathi said…
Nice recipe. Looks delicious.
Hamaree Rasoi said…
Wonderful bittergroud recipe Roshan. Looks Yummy.

Deepa
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Pushpa said…
Awesome idea Roshan,delicious and healthy bitter gourd dish.

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Biny Anoop said…
wow its looking and sounds good.
The filling is new to me....and it seems yummy.
biny
Yummy Team said…
Ethu kollamallo, adipoli aayittundu recipeyum picum ..Bittergourd najngalde fav veggie annu..Will surely try this..
Treat and Trick said…
Great way to cook bitter gourd in a healthy way, looks yummy...
def on very healthy side!
Sheeba Asariah said…
yummmmmmmmmmmmm................
NIDHYA said…
Thats cool..sounds delicious.

Aaha Oho
Akila said…
bitter gourd looks yummy.....
I love this baked bitter gourd.
Sharmilee! :) said…
Wow luv the baking idea
Love this baked version,really healthy...
Padhu said…
Very interesting!!