Friday, June 5, 2015

KARELE KE CHILKE KI SABZI / BITTER GOURD PEELS CURRY / KARELA PEELS STIR FRY



Whenever you make karele ki sabzi do not throw the peels. We can make use of them in many ways.. Today I made a simple sabzi with the peels.

Ingredients:
Karela peels .. 2 cups
Onion .......... 1
Tomato ..... 1
Green chillies .... 1-2
Ginger ............. 1 tsp (grated)
Garlic ................ 1 tsp (crushed coarsely)
Coriander leaves .... handful
Turmeric powder ... 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder ... 1 tsp
Cumin powder ....... 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder .. 1/8 tsp (optional)
Salt ................... to taste
Oil ...... 2-3 tbsps

Method:

1. Wash the karela peels and marinate them with salt. Keep them for few hours or refrigerate over night. Heat oil in a pan and add the marinated peels discarding the water.





2. Saute them for 4-5 minutes until the colour changes.







3. Add the sliced onion and stir fry for 2-3 minutes until it gets light brown colour. Now tip in the slit green chillies, tomato slices, ginger and garlic.





4. Saute until the tomato gets cooked. Add the spice powders and salt. Add very little salt as the peels are already marinated. Mix everything well and add the coriander leaves towards the end.






You can also check out the following recipes. Click on the names to go to the recipe page.

Karela Juice
Karela Peels Pickle
Karela Peels Puri / Roti
Karela Peels Kachri

16 comments:

  1. What an interesting dish! I have never seen it before but with all those spices it must be awesome :)

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    1. Thanks Sylvia.. these are the peels of a bitter vegetable cooked with spices. Very good for health specially for people with diabetese

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  2. i really say hats off to people who can make Karela....i just cant :)
    Have a nice weekend :)

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    1. Oh .. I just love karelas cooked, fried,, every way

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  3. my mom used to make muthia from it. looks yum

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    1. I must try muthia now that you have mentioned.

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  4. Innovative. ..dis time I will not throw it away. ..

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    1. You can make a lot of things with the peels dear.

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  5. I love that you have used the peels and not wasted them!

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  6. I never knew you could make sabji from karela peels. Does it not taste bitter?? I need to try this.

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    1. It is not too bad Nayna.. the spices remove the bitterness to some extent.

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  7. My mum used to make this for my dad who was a diabetic. I love Karela so would love this curry. You are very brave trying this curry without the addition of sugar or jaggery.

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    1. Mina, actually me and my hubby love karelas a lot.

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