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.
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
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.
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What an interesting dish! I have never seen it before but with all those spices it must be awesome :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Sylvia.. these are the peels of a bitter vegetable cooked with spices. Very good for health specially for people with diabeteseDelete
i really say hats off to people who can make Karela....i just cant :)ReplyDelete
Have a nice weekend :)
Oh .. I just love karelas cooked, fried,, every wayDelete
my mom used to make muthia from it. looks yumReplyDelete
I must try muthia now that you have mentioned.Delete
Innovative. ..dis time I will not throw it away. ..ReplyDelete
You can make a lot of things with the peels dear.Delete
I love that you have used the peels and not wasted them!ReplyDelete
Thanks dear Heidi.Delete
I never knew you could make sabji from karela peels. Does it not taste bitter?? I need to try this.ReplyDelete
It is not too bad Nayna.. the spices remove the bitterness to some extent.Delete
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.ReplyDelete
Mina, actually me and my hubby love karelas a lot.Delete