4 May, 2016


Posted in : CHUTNEY on by : Divya Suresh Tags:

During summer  sprouted methi-mango chutney ,  grated raw mango chutney ,  instant mango pickle , are some of the essentials kept in my refrigerator. And Karela/bitter gourd/hagalakayi chutney is also one of them. Also during summer, I keep grated raw mango in my fridge and add it into Huli (sambar), Saaru (rasam) instead of tamarind water on alternate days. Like wise I use grated Amla during winter on alternate days. Here I’m sharing the recipe of bitter guard chutney


NOTE : Sometimes we get Bitter gourds which are more bitter than usual, So adjust the other ingredients accordingly


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Ingredients :

  • Bitter gourd – 4 cups (sliced)
  • Green chilli – 15 nos.,
  • Salt to taste

Other Ingredients :

  • Oil – 3&1/2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • turmeric powder – 1/2 tbsp
  • Thick tamarind water – 1/3 cup
  • Jaggery – 6 tbsp    




  • Grind together green chillies and salt to make paste, remove and keep it aside

  • Now in the same mixie jar, add in sliced bitter gourd and grind into fine or slightly coarse paste

  • Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a pan add mustard seeds, allow it to splutter, now add in green chilli paste stir once and add turmeric powder, mix well


  • Now add in ground bitter gourd and saute everything well till raw smell vanishes

  • Now add in tamarind water & jaggery, mix well, keep stirring it occasionally and let it cook till bitter guard becomes soft and comes as whole leaving the edges of the pan


  • Check for the salt and it is ready to use