Apr 25, 2016

U for Uchche posto Jhuri - Bitter gourd with poppy seeds

This is the final week of this Mega blogging Marathon, Journey Through the cuisines. This week start with the Alphabet U. This letter also have a few choice to find recipes but I find a very interesting name for a well known vegetable. Bitter gourd is known as Uchche in Bengali, which is my favorite vegetable. Yes bitter gourd is my one of the favorite vegetable. But many don't like this vegetable because of it's bitter taste. If you cook it in a proper way that taste delicious like all other vegetables. It's a very healthy vegetable which helps to enhances digestion, purifies the blood and acts as a very good cleanser to your body. In Bengali cuisine they include this bitter vegetable in their first course.

So let's check the recipe....
recipe adopted from Sandeepa
Bitter gourd ---- 2 medium
Poppy seeds  ---  2 tab sp
Mustard seeds ---  1/2 tea sp
Dry red chillies -- 1 broken
Oil --- 1 tab sp 
salt to taste
turmeric powder --- 1/4 tea sp
1.  Grind poppy seeds in to a powder and set a side.
2. Chop the bitter gourds in to small pieces.
3. Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds and dry red chilli let them crackle.
4. Add bitter gourd pieces, salt to taste, turmeric powder cover the pan, keep the heat low, stir in between.
5. when the bitter gourd pieces are cooked  add poppy seed powder, sprinkle very little water and stir fry till bitter gourd turn dry.
Serve with plain rice and dal.

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Suma Gandlur said...

This is my husband's favorite vegetable too though I don't know how and why. 😯
This is a simple and doable recipe and Bengalis seem to love the poppy seeds.

Srivalli said...

You are lucky to have found a vegetable starting with this alphabet and that too your favorite one...good choice..

Priya Suresh said...

Different dish with bitter gourd, very simple to dish out too. Will give a try soon.

Srividhya said...

This sounds amazing. We can also bake it na.. :-)

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Nice curry with bittergourd,addition of poppy seeds gives a nice taste and texture to the curry..

Usha said...

Bitter gourd is one of my favorite vegetables as well. Yum!!

vaishali sabnani said...

Padma, bitter gourds are one of my favorite and this version looks very interesting..never made them with poppy seeds..super recipe.

Gayathri Kumar said...

That is a delicious way of serving bitter gourd..

Pavani said...

Simply delicious posto with bitter gourd. Looks awesome.

Harini R said...

Sounds like a simple and flavorful sabji.

Amara’s cooking said...

Never made bitter gourd with poppy seeds, but the dish looks inviting:)

cookingwithsapana said...

Bitter gourd poshto looks nice.

Smruti Ashar said...

I personally do not like bitter gourd. But your recipe looks so good that I am tempted to try it :)