|Bitter Gourd Pickle|
Sesame oil - 1/2 cup
Mustard - 1 tsp
Jeera - 1/2 tsp
Red chillies - 2
Curry leaves few
Ginger and Garlic paste - 1 tsp ( heaped)
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Bitter gourd cut into thick circles - 2 medium size
Salt - 2 tsp
( add more or less to your taste)
Red chilly powder - 4 tsp
Mustard powder - 1 tsp
Lemon - 1 large size
(remove the juice from the lemon)
Jaggery - 1/4 tsp
Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the bitter gourd till golden brown on all sides, remove to a bowl.
In the same oil add the tempering ingredients, fry till mustard splutter and ginger garlic is well fried. Switch off the stove and let it cool.
Add the dry powders , lemon juice, jaggery and the cooled tempering into the fried bitter gourd, mix well till combined .Store it in a clean jar in fridge.
This pickle can be enjoyed immediately or after 2 days.
Enjoy as a side dish for rice or roti.
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