Welcome to nishamadhulika.com Bitter gourds have a distasteful and that is the reason why most of the people don’t like eating them. But few people do like eating bitter gourds. We have cooked bitter gourds in numerous ways. Today we are making bitter gourds bhujiya which taste delicious and can be prepared easily and instantly. Let’s start with the procedure of making bitter gourd bhujiya. For this, cut the gourds for making bhujiya. We have taken 250 grams bitter gourds. Wash the gourds really well and dry them. Now chop the gourds. For chopping, take one gourd, remove stalk from both ends and peel the gourd like this. Likewise peel all the gourds. We are done with peeling all the gourds, now let’s chop them. So, let’s chop the gourds. Chop the gourds in small chunks as we are making bhujiya. Divide the gourd in two parts and now cut it into ½ or 0.75 inch chunks. We are done with chopping the gourds, now let’s boil them. We’ll boil gourds in a pressure cooker. Place the chopped gourds in a pressure cooker and add 1 cup water as well. Add ½ tsp salt, mix well and close with the lid. Now cook the gourds until it simmers once. After one simmer, turn off the flame. Keep the gourds as it is in pressure cooker until all steam escapes from the pressure cooker. After this, take out the chunks from pressure cooker. Allow the steam to escape from pressure cooker. Gourds take very less time to cook. Check the gourds, they have turned soft. Now strain the water from the gourds. For this place the gourds in a sieve to drain the water. The bitterness from gourds drains out with the water. Now the gourds will not taste bitter. Now we’ll fry the gourds. For this preheat a pan and add 2 to 3 tbsp oil to it. Try using mustard oil for making bitter gourds. You can even use any other cooking oil instead of mustard oil. Allow the oil to heat sufficiently. Now add 1 tsp cumin seeds, 1 pinch asafoetida and ¼ tsp turmeric powder. Reduce the flame so that spices don’t burn. Also add 2 tsp coriander powder and sauté the spices for a while. Now add boiled gourds, 2 tsp fennel powder, 1 tsp salt, ¾ mango powder and ¼ tsp red chilly powder. Mix all ingredients really well and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. We have cooked the gourds for 6 to 7 minutes on low flame. Gourds have turned crispy and appear delicious. Good aroma is been released from the sabzi. We cook in our homes, but the neighbours too can smell the aroma, released from our bitter gourds. They get to know; somewhere someone is cooking bitter gourds. Gourds are ready, now turn off the flame. Now take out gourds in a bowl. Appetizing and delicious bitter gourd bhujiya is ready. Gourds are soft and ready. This tempting bitter gourd bhujiya can be served with chapatti, parantha, poori or rice. Bitter gourd bhujiya taste scrumptious if served with paranthas and pooris. This tantalizing bitter gourd bhujiya can be stored for 3 to 4 days in refrigerator. Try making this recipe at your home and share your experiences with nishamadhulika.com See you soon with another delightful recipe. Do subscribe to my YouTube channel as well.