Orange Pumpkin and Bitter Gourd Vegetable

Orange Pumpkin and Bitter Gourd Vegetable

I love pumpkin and Kerela and this combination is brilliant with its slightly sweet and bitter flavours. Perfect with a simple daal and rice. 

SIM-ple doesn't mean basic. Good things don't have to be complicated. .


  • 500gms orange pumpkin
  • 1 big bitter gourd 
  • 2 tsp oil (preferably mustard oil or any oil of your choice)
  • 1/2 tsp black jeera/kalonji / onion seeds 
  • 2-3 slitted green chillies 
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 
  • Salt to taste 
  • Red chilli powder according to taste 
  • 1/4 tsp sugar 

  • Cut the pumpkin with the skin into short thin sticks and the cut the bitter gourd into thin strips and keep aside. Remove the seeds of the bitter gourd.
  • Take a kadhai add the oil in it , if you are using mustard oil need to heat the oil to the point till it becomes quite hot .Switch off the stove let it cool a little, so that the ingredients do not burn .If you are using any other oil ,just heat it a little .
  • Add the black jeera /kalonji/onion seeds and the slitted green chillies
  • When the green chillies and the kala jeera gets fragrant add the cut bitter gourd and the cut pumpkin
  • Stir fry for few minutes Then add salt , turmeric powder, red chilli powder according to taste
  • Stir fry for few minutes
  • Cover and cook till half done ,keep stirring in between
  • Then add the sugar mix it in well, now cover and continue to cook on low flame till the vegetables are cooked.
  • Done.


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