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Baked Bittergourd

>> November 10, 2010

the recipe

Bittergourd - 1

for the filling

Oil - 1 tbsp
Onion - 1
Small onion - 10
Tomato - 1
Potato, grated - 1
Turmeric - 1/8 tsp
Chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon - 1/2 inch piece
cloves - 2

the method

Cut the bittergourd into two lengthwise. Poke it with a knife or fork. Apply a mixture of adequate oil, sugar and salt. Let it marinate for 15-30 minutes. 

Place it in a baking tray and bake it for 15 minutes at 180C on one side. Turn the bittergourd pieces and bake again for 15 minutes.

To prepare the filling, heat oil in a pan and stir in both the onion and small onion. Add the cinnamon and cloves and saute till onions are translucent. Add the turmeric, chilly and pepper powder. Saute for a minute and add the chopped tomatoes. When soft add the grated potato and salt. When the potatoes are half done, turn off heat.

Place the filling in the bittergourd. Drizzle some oil and bake again for 15 minutes at 180C. Cut it into 1 inch pieces and serve with rice.


Priya Sreeram November 10, 2010 at 10:39 AM  

hey roshan,
truly unique, wowwwwwww

aipi November 10, 2010 at 11:16 AM  

you did a bittergourd makeover here..I love stuffed bittergoruds and baking is definitely a fantastic idea!

US Masala

Shalini November 10, 2010 at 11:58 AM  

very innovative and yummy baked bitter gourd:)

Priya November 10, 2010 at 5:30 PM  

Thats a neat idea to bake bittergourd, thanks for sharing..

Kairali sisters November 10, 2010 at 7:48 PM  

Huh! Never thought of baking pavakka. Lovely idea roshan...

Suja Sugathan November 10, 2010 at 8:19 PM  

Unique recipe,stuffed and baked, really wonderful

Sayantani November 10, 2010 at 8:49 PM  

Great recipe Roshan. very innovative and yummy.

Amritha Kalyani November 10, 2010 at 9:42 PM  

baked bitter gourd looks tempting. very healthy and a great way way to eat this vegetable.

Swathi November 10, 2010 at 10:08 PM  

Nice recipe. Looks delicious.

Hamaree Rasoi November 10, 2010 at 10:37 PM  

Wonderful bittergroud recipe Roshan. Looks Yummy.

Hamaree Rasoi

Pushpa November 10, 2010 at 11:33 PM  

Awesome idea Roshan,delicious and healthy bitter gourd dish.


Biny Anoop November 10, 2010 at 11:47 PM  

wow its looking and sounds good.
The filling is new to me....and it seems yummy.

Yummy Team November 11, 2010 at 1:31 AM  

Ethu kollamallo, adipoli aayittundu recipeyum picum ..Bittergourd najngalde fav veggie annu..Will surely try this..

Treat and Trick November 11, 2010 at 5:08 PM  

Great way to cook bitter gourd in a healthy way, looks yummy...

Sheeba Asariah November 13, 2010 at 1:49 AM  


NIDHYA November 13, 2010 at 10:21 PM  

Thats cool..sounds delicious.

Aaha Oho

Akila November 14, 2010 at 9:19 AM  

bitter gourd looks yummy.....

indianspicemagic November 16, 2010 at 9:58 AM  

I love this baked bitter gourd.

Premalatha Aravindhan November 17, 2010 at 6:19 PM  

Love this baked version,really healthy...

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