Bitter Gourd Roast

Bitter Gourd Roast | Kakarakaya Vepudu

This Bitter Gourd Roast is a healthy and delicious recipe which you can prepare with few ingredients only.
Course Roast, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Bitter Gourd Roast, Kakarakaya Vepudu
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 People
Author Pavani


  • Bitter gourd – 3 medium
  • Red chilli powder – 1 ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Tamarind – a small marble size
  • Salt to taste

For Tempering:

  • Oil – 2tsp
  • Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
  • Mustard sees – ½ tsp
  • Urad dal – ½ tsp
  • Curry leaves


  1. Trim the bitter gourd and cut into round pieces.
  2. Soak tamarind in a bowl with hot water and keep aside.
  3. Heat a pan, then add bitter gourd pieces, salt, red chilli, coriander powder and turmeric powder. Mix well.
  4. Extract tamarind juice and add it to the bitter gourd pieces along with half of water.
  5. Cover and cook on medium flame until water is completely evaporated. Keep aside.
  6. Heat another pan with oil, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal and curry leaves.
  7. When they begin to splutter add the cooked bitter gourd pieces and roast them on both sides until they turn into brown colour.
  8. Remove them into a serving bowl and enjoy with piping steamed rice along with sambar or curd rice.