This chutney powder has a vegetable in disguise. That is bitter tasting bitter gourd! Have you ever thought that you can make a spice powder out of this veggie? Trust me, even I never thought it. But today as I was turning the pages of a weekly news magazine, this thing caught me. Bitter gourd chutney powder! Sounds unique and interesting. Isn’t it? Since I had few bitter gourds in the fridge, I thought to give the recipe a try. It’s quite successful as the chutney powder doesn’t have the traces of bitterness.
The idea of making chutney powder using a veggie itself is awesome. Since the vegetable is hidden and minced to fine powder, feeding it isn’t a issue. Those who dislikes bitter gourd for it’s bitterness, can also eat this chutney powder with no guilt. My kids who doesn’t eat this veggie in the form of curry or stir fry loved it in the form of chutney powder.
Bitter gourd chutney powder needs the slices of veggie in Sun dried form. So the recipe isn’t instant one. You need to initially make thin slices of bitter gourd and spread outdoors for Sun drying. It would take a day or two to be completely moisture free. Then it’s all roasting a handful of spices and sun dried slices in medium flame with constant stirring. Finally powdering them together yields the BEST powder ever.
I relished pairing it with dosa and idli. Try yourself to know the taste.