Sweet and Sour Bitter Gourd Curry

The inspiration for this recipe came from one of my students who was presenting a lecture demonstration on a diet for diabetics using bitter gourd. Bitter gourd is popularly known to be good for diabetes (it isn’t!) which is why she used it, but she sprinkled sugar all over it! I pointed out that this would not be suitable for diabetics to which she responded cheerfully that bitter gourd by itself is, well, bitter, and the sugar would make it palatable. I had to lower her marks as she had missed the point totally, but I came up with an interesting idea for a Sweet and Sour Bitter Gourd Curry.

Sweet and Sour Bitter Gourd Curry - Kalas Kalai

Sweet and Sour Bitter Gourd Curry, showing short bitter gourd that is full, cut, and with seeds removed

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Sweet and Sour Brinjal Masala

My father’s sister, Cynthia, was a wonderful cook. She would prepare delicious meals with a variety of dishes in the menu, with a minimum of fuss. She did have a maid, though, to help her with the pre-preparation and grinding, which I don’t have. Therefore, I have reworked the recipe in a way which allows one to make it simply and easily.

Sweet and Sour Brinjal Masala

Sweet and Sour Brinjal Masala

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