Karawila (bitter gourd) curry
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Posted by L. Basnayake

Karawila (bitter gourd) curry

Two Bitter gourds de-seeded and sliced thinly
1 tsp Cummin
1/2 tspTurmeric
1 tsp Chillie powder
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
Salt to taste
Half cup coconut milk
Juice of half a lime or lemon
1/2 onion
1/2 tomato

Soak the clean and cut gourd for a few minutes in salt and turmeric. Squeeze out the water after a while and set aside the gourd.
Sautee Onion, mustard seeds and wait till they start splattering. Add the cummin, turmeric and chillie powder. Stir it a few seconds. Quickly add the gourd and stir it a bit. Add the tomato, salt, about 1/4 cup water and the coconut milk.
Let it cook completely stirring occasionally.
When done, add lime/lemon juice. Check for taste. The lime/lemon minimizes the bitterness of the gourd.

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