Bitter Gourd with Fish!


You need:

  • 500 grams of Bitter Gourd cut into small slices, rubbed with turmeric and salt.
  • 2 chopped onions.
  • 1 large tomato.
  • Fish marinated in mustard oil, salt, ginger garlic paste, turmeric and red chilly powder.
  • 3 table spoons of Peanuts
  • 1 teaspoon each of coriander seeds, cumin and fennel
  • 1 inch piece of coconut.

First dry roast the peanuts. When they are 50% done add the cumin, fennel, coriander seeds. Add fresh coconut and make into a paste. Keep aside.


Fry the fish. When its almost done remove and keep aside.

In the same pan you may need to add some more oil and then start frying the onions. When they are just beyond the translucent stage add the chopped tomato. Cook till they soften. Wash the salt and turmeric off the bitter gourds and add them.

Combine the peanut paste and mix well.


Place the fish on top of this and cook on low heat, covered for about 15 mins.

Enjoy with hot roti’s.

Published by Imran

A s/w engineer by profession, I cook for my family.

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