Stuffed Bitter Melon with Raw Mango and Mint

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Bitter melons are quite popular in different parts of the world. Various cultures make it in different and unique ways. One of the most popular ways to make bitter melons is stuffing them with different types of filling. If you're diabetic, this amazing vegetable can help you in maintaining your blood sugar level quite effectively. Today, we are going to cook a variant of stuffed bitter melon recipe. I've added raw mango and mint in this preparation to give it a tangy flavor. Mint leaves not only add flavor to the preparation, but also makes it easy to digest. By adding some vinegar, you can keep these stuffed bitter melons for a long time. Let's make this stuffed bitter melon recipe in a few simple steps.

Stuffed Bitter Melon
Stuffed Bitter Melon with Raw Mango and Mint
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Tangy and minty stuffed bitter melons

Relish these tangy and mint flavored bitter melons which are stuffed with select herbs and are cooked to perfection to give you a perfect flavor and texture.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients:
  • 1 kg bitter melon (green & medium sized)
  • 1 small green mango (about 80-100 gm)
  • small bunch of fresh mint leaves
  • 2 medium sized onions
  • 1/2 tsp Nigella sativa seeds ( black cumin)
  • 50 gm fennel seeds
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • salt to taste

Instructions:

1. Scrape the outer skin of bitter melons. Make a cut in between and remove all the pulp from inside.
2. Apply salt inside and out of bitter melons and keep aside. (This removes bitterness)
3. Finely chop the onions.
4. Peel the raw mango and make its paste in the grinder.
5. Coarsely grind black cumin and fennel seeds.
6. Remove seeds from the bitter melon pulp and mix coarsely grounded powder prepared in the previous step.
7. Make a fine paste of mint leaves.
8. Heat 3 tbsp oil in a shallow frying pan.
9. Add chopped onions and saute on medium flame
10. Add the bitter melon pulp along with red chili and turmeric powder.
11. Fry for 2 minutes and add mango and mint paste.
12. Add little salt and fry for 3 more minutes.
13. Fill this pulp in bitter melons.
14. Take 1 tbsp oil in pan and simmer all stuffed bitter melons on low flame till they turn light brown.
15. Garnish with coriander leaves and ginger julienne.

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