Tuesday, October 2, 2012

KARELA STIR-FRY (BITTER GOURD)


Here is a delicious recipe of karelas for those who love them. Simple stir-fry with some onions, curd and masalas makes a lovely combo with rice and rotis.

Ingredients:
Karelas ...... 2-3
Onions ....... 2 (chopped - about half cup)
Curd .......... 1/4 cup
Tomato ..... 1 small
Ginger-garlic paste .... 1 tbsp.
Turmeric powder .... 1/4 th tsp.
Mango powder ......... 1/2 tsp.
Salt ............................ to taste.
Coriander leaves ....to garnish.
Oil

ROAST & DRY GRIND:


Peanuts ....... 1 tbsp.
Sesame seeds .. 1 tsp.
Poppy seeds .... 1 tsp
Coriander seeds 1 tsp.
Cumin seeds ...... 1 tsp.
Fennel seeds ...... 1/2 tsp
Cloves ................. 2-3
Green cardamom 2-3
Dessicated coconut ... 1tbsp
Whole red chillies ...... 2-3
(You can grind and store this masala in the refrigerator....it can be used in non-veg preparations too)

For Tempering:
Asafoetida ..... a pinch
Mustard seeds ...1tsp
Dry red chillies ... 1 broken into pieces.
Curry leaves ...... 8-10

Method:
1. Scrape the karelas, remove the seeds and cut into small pieces.Mix the sour curd and salt. Marinate over night or even more to remove the bitterness.

2. Take about 1/4 cup oil in a pan and deep fry the karela pieces. Remove from oil.

3.In a seperate pan heat a little oil and fry the tempering ingredients.Add the chopped onion and fry till golden brown. Now add the tomato and ginger-garlic paste. Saute and add the karelas, turmeric powder, mango powder, salt and mix well.Simmer for 2-3 minutes.

4. Now add a heaped table spoon of the dry ground masala. Stir it well and simmer for a minute on low flame.

5. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with rice or rotis.

This dish goes well with jowar rotis.

8 comments:

  1. Thanks for this lovely recipe, Shobhaji. Hope to see more recipes from you...I like them all.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Amrita.
      Will add more recipes when I am back.

      Delete
  2. Hey, yummy curry..people who don't like bitter gourd would even fall in love with this delicious curry..

    When you get time, drop in at my blog too..

    www.nithubala.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I tried out some masala variation for this curry and it turned out to be good.
      I did visit ur blog ..right now I am holidaying in Goa ..will again visit leisurely.

      Delete
  3. bitter ground is my fav and love the addition of peanuts..looks yummy:)

    Saraswathy Balakrishnan
    Taste of Saras Kitchen
    http://tasteofsaraskitchen.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  4. nice dish with bittergourd.. thanks for linking it to my combo meals event!! looking for more!!
    Sowmya
    Ongoing Event - Healthy Foods for Healthy Kids - Combo Meals
    Ongoing Event + Giveaway - CEDD – HONEY

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much ..
      will surely link more recipes.

      Delete