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Bittergourd and Hogplum /Kararthe Ambadya Ghashi Recipe

This is an authentic Konkani dish which is prepared when Hogplums are in season. Though Tamarind or Tree Sorrel can be used as a souring agent, it is the unique taste of the Hogplum which makes this dish a real delicacy!

Ingredients :

  • 1 medium sized bitter gourd
  • 2 hog plums/ ambado
  • 1/2 a small coconut grated
  • 12 roasted dry red chillies
  • 20 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsps Coconut oil
  • Salt

Method :

Slice the Bittergourd into bite sized pieces. Crush the Hogplums well. Boil the Bittergourd slices along with the hog plums in a glass of water to which a little salt has been added. Grind coconut and roasted red chillies to a smooth paste and add it to the cooked vegetables. Boil well. Crush the garlic gently. Heat oil in a pan. Add the crushed garlic and roast till they turn a rich golden brown. Drop it into the boiling ghashi. Simmer for a couple of minutes and keep aside for fifteen minutes for the flavours to infuse before serving.

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