Bitter Gourd Sambol


by: My Sri Lankan Recipes

Bitter gourd is well known for its medical values which is very good for diabetics and cholesterol. People who suffer with diabetics and cholesterol they usually make juice of bitter gourd and drink early morning with empty stomach. It helps to reduce the sugar level. Some people don’t like the bitterness of this vegetable. But when you deep fry it the bitterness will go. This is a typical Sri Lankan style of bitter gourd sambol, which is great to eat with any meal as a side.


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serves: 2

250gBitter Gourd (Thinly Sliced)

1 Onion (Sliced)

1 Tomato (Chopped) 1

2 Green Chili (Chopped) 2

1 sprig of Curry Leaves

1 TSPTurmeric Powder

1 tsp Salt or to taste

Oil For deep frying

Nutrition Facts
Bitter Gourd Sambol

Servings Per Recipe: 2

Amount per Serving

Calories: 85

  • Total Fat: 1 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 0.2 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 1201.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 17 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 4.3 g
  •     Sugars: 6.3 g
  • Protein: 5.7 g

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1.  Wash the bitter gourd and slice thinly without the seeds.

2.  Rub the bitter gourd with turmeric powder and salt. Set aside.

3.  Deep fry the bitter gourds until golden brown and crisp.

4.  Meanwhile heat 1 teaspoon oil in a small frying pan and fry the curry leaves until crisp.

5.  Mix the sliced onion, tomato and green chili together in a bowl.

6.  Add the fried bitter gourd and mix thoroughly with the onion, tomato mixture.

7.  Toss together with the bitter gourd sambol.

8.  Serve as a side with plain boiled rice.

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