Bitter Gourd Curry with Coconut Milk

‘Bitter Gourd Curry with Coconut Milk’ is so tasty and quite easy to prepare.  Moreover, there is absolutely no bitterness at all!  This curry is for all those who hate Bitter Gourd!


Bitter gourd1

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp

Dry red chillies – 2

Curry leaves -1 sprig

Onion – 1 medium sliced

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Coriander powder – 1 tsp

Chilly powder – 3/4 tsp

Green chillies – 2 slit

Tomato – 1 chopped

Coconut milk – 1 cup

Yogurt – 1 tbsp

Salt – to taste

Oil – 2 tbsp


Cut the bitter gourd lengthwise, remove the seeds, wash and slice them.  Apply salt and yogurt and keep aside for 15 minutes.  Heat oil in a pan and fry the bitter gourd pieces till golden brown.  In the same oil, splutter mustard seeds and cumin seeds.  Add dry red chillies and curry leaves.  Then add onions and saute till they turn pink.  Now add the spice powders and saute for a minute.  Add tomatoes and green chillies.  Saute till oil separates.  Now add coconut milk and fried bitter gourd pieces.   Mix well and heat through.  Add more salt if needed.  Switch off the flame before it boils.  Serve yummy ‘Bitter Gourd Curry’ with rice.  Cheers!

  1. The curry looks so creamy and delicious. Pity we don’t get this bitter gourd.

  2. Wow the curry looks so so yumm, but one veg i don’t like is bittergourd.

  3. yummy yummy!!!! adipoli ayittundu..onnu try cheyyanam…

  4. Wow bitterguard one of my fav veggie..this curry is simply tempting,, I have bookmarked it to try soon.

  5. Looks gorgeous. Coconut milk makes it yum, love the color.

  6. Thats a fantastic curry, never tried this sort of curry with coconut milk..yumm!!

  7. Pavakka curry nannayittundu…great combo with rice!my hubby favorite dish..he’s crazy sure i will try this soon..:)
    pinee innale i tried ur rava appam recipe …it came out well..but i couldnt even get one picture of it..( Ath onn choodaran purath vechathan appozhekum hubbyum makkalsum kudi agath aki..hmmm..ini pinnem undakkittu post cheyyanam!!!Thanks for wonderful recipe.Love ur recipes 🙂

  8. Heavenly curry… Love the addition of coconut milk in the curry!!! Very tempting!!!

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  10. Thank you dear friends for your lovely comments!

    Sangeetha, thank you so much for trying ‘Rava Appam’! Glad that your family loved it 🙂 Please try some of the other recipes too… I am sure you will like it.

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