in a large kadai heat 4 tsp oil and splutter ½ tsp jeera, ½ tsp fennel, and few curry leaves.
add ½ onion, ½ tsp ginger garlic paste and 1 chilli. saute well making sure onions are cooked well.
squeeze of the bitter gourd and add to the kadai.
saute for a minute making sure the bitter gourd is roasted.
now add ¼ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp chilli powder, ½ tsp coriander powder, ¼ tsp garam masala and ½ tsp salt.
saute on low flame, making sure the spices are cooked well.
further, add ¾ cup tamarind extract and 1 tbsp jaggery.
cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until the bitter gourd are cooked well.
finally, add coriander leaves and enjoy bitter gourd curry with hot steamed rice or chapati.