April 08, 2014

STUFFED BITTER GOURD WITH POTATOES

Ingredients:
Tender bitter gourds - 10
potatoes - 4
Spring onions - 4
Tomatoes - 2
Green chillies - 4 (chopped)
Salt to taste 
Oil - 1 tbsp

Method:

  • Scrape the skin of bitter gourds to get a smooth surface. Make a slit lengthwise and remove the pulp. Sprinkle a little salt on them and keep aside.
  • Boil potatoes and mash them. Heat oil, add chopped spring onions with tender green leaves till light brown. Add minced tomatoes, green chillies and salt. cook for 5 minutes. Remove from fire and mix with potatoes.
  • Squeeze out the salty water from gourd pieces. Stuff them with the mixture and close firmly. If necessary, use a thread to tie around each of them before arranging them on a baking dish.
  • Bake for 45 minutes or till they are tender when pierced.
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