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Serves :

Preparation Time :
15 minutes

Cooking Time :
20 minutes

Preparation Method :

  • Scrape bitter gourd. Slit around 5 inches in between and remove seeds.
  • Smear salt all over and set aside for an hour. Boil over high heat for 10 minutes. Set aside.
  • Peel and mash potatoes. Finely chop the onion.
  • Preheat oil in a small frying pan. Fry onion till golden brown.
  • Add potatoes, turmeric powder and salt and fry over high heat for 5 minutes. Add lemon juice and set aside.
  • Stuff bitter gourd with fried potatoes. Tie the bitter gourd with thread so that the stuffing does not come out.
  • Preheat the remaining oil in the frying pan. Fry stuffed bitter gourds till they are pale brown on all sides.
  • Cover and cook over low heat till gourds get cooked completely. Cut each stuffed gourd into 2 pieces with a knife.


  • 4 large bitter gourds
  • 4 medium sized boiled potatoes 
  • 2 onions
  • 8 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Juice of lemon

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