Aloo Karola Bharta – Potato Bittergourd Mash

Do you face struggle to make your little ones eat bitter gourd? I used to have, till I discovered this recipe. Try this, I am sure, your kid will ask for second helping. This is also ideal for days when you like to have something light yet flavorful.


  • Bitter Gourd – 2
  • Potato – medium – 2
  • Gree – 1 tbsp
  • Poppy seed Paste – 2 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves – chopped, 2 tbsp
  • Salt – as required

Boil the potatoes and bitter gourd in a pressure cooker. Better still, boil them along with your rice, that way it gives a unique taste, which is absent if the vegetable is pressure cooked. Mash them immediately when they are hot.


Mix the poppy seed paste to mashed vegetable. Add ghee in a pan and then add the vegetable poppy seed mix into it. Stir well so that the water evaporates and ghee is well mixed with the vegetable.


Add salt and chopped coriander leaves and mix well. Remove from heat immediately.


A delicious bitter gourd dish is ready. Serve with plain rice.