top of page

Bitter Melon Stuffed with Spiced Tomatoes

Prep Time:

35 MINS

Cook Time:

Serves:

4 Servings

Level:

About the Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 bitter melons

  • 2 tbsp grapeseed oil

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 35g chopped ginger

  • 15g dried curry leaves

  • 2 tbsp garam masala

  • 1 tsp mustard seeds

  • 1 tsp ground turmeric

  • Pinch salt

  • 1 large tomato, chopped

Preparation

Step 1


Preheat the oven to 210C/Gas 7. Cut the melons in half lengthwise and scoop out the pulp and seeds to create a pocket on the inside of each half. Set aside.


Step 2


Put the oil in a large skillet over a medium-high heat, add the onion and ginger and cook for 4 minutes, until the onion is soft and golden. Add the spices and salt, and toast for 30 seconds. 


Step 3


Add the tomato and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Allow to cool slightly and then spoon the filling into the bitter melon halves. Put the halves back together and tie together with some kitchen string. 


Step 4


Put the remaining oil in a clean skillet and place over a medium-high heat. Brown the stuffed melons on all sides and then place them on a baking sheet. Bake until the melons are tender, about 5 to 7 mins. 






©foodnetwork

bottom of page