Saturday, October 22, 2011

Karela Curry ( Bitter-gourd Curry)

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Karela Curry ( Bitter-gourd Curry)  ... Deep fried bitter-gourd slices cooked with onions, tomatoes & spices.

Karela Curry ( Bitter-gourd Curry)
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* Serves : 6 - 8


Ingredients :
  • 1 kg. bitter-gourds ( Karelay ) 
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. fenugreek seeds ( methi dana )
  • 1/4 tsp. carom seeds (ajwaain )
  • 1/4 tsp. nigella seeds ( kalonji )
  • 350 gm. onions, thinly sliced
  • 250 gm. tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp. red chillies powder
  • 1 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt ( or to taste )
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp. of fresh coriander leaves, chopped
Method :
  • Wash & remove the skin from the bitter-gourds by scraping with a sharp knife.
  • Slit the bitter gourds lengthwise, making sure that they do not separate into two pieces.
  • Remove all the seeds & cut the bitter-gourds in thin slices.
  • Dust the bitter-gourds generously with salt and let it rest for at least 1 hour.
  • Squeeze out all the water, rinse the slices and keep aside.
  • Boil water in a pan with little turmeric powder.
  • Add sliced bitter-gourds and cook until they are sightly tender.
  • Drain water and keep them aside ( This step will remove some of the bitterness too ).
  • Heat oil in pan, fry bitter-gourd slices in batches till they turn crispy and light brown.
  • Remove from pan & keep aside.
  • Now, add cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, carom seeds & nigella seeds to the oil in the pan.
  • Fry for few seconds, then add sliced onions and fry till they become soft.
  • Add tomatoes, red chillies powder, turmeric powder, salt, fried bitter-gourd pieces & green chillies.
  • Mix well, cover with a lid and cook on low heat for 5 minutes till tomatoes are soft.
  • Add chopped coriander leaves & serve with Roti / Chapati.



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    Thank you for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the recipe!!!

    34 comments :

    1. Hey Ambreen, this looks like a delicious mouthful! I have different recipes for Karela, and now I have one more. See, it's my hubby's favorite veggie. So, thank you!

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    2. This dish of yours is mouth watering. I love indian food and it looks so easy to cook. Great recipe!

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    3. OMG!!! amazing red color and nice and yummy bitter gourd curry. Bookmarked dear.

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    4. awesome curry Ambreen. delicious and healthy.

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    5. Very healthy and delicious looking karela curry.

      Deepa
      Hamaree Rasoi

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    6. Wow, this looks fabulous! I love curry :) Thanks for sharing!

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    7. delicious and colorful fry...

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    8. Hi Ambreen,
      I have awarded you the Liebster Blog award. Please read my post to find out more about this.Congratulations!:)
      http://witwokandwisdom.blogspot.com/2011/10/award-time-liebster-blog-award.html

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    9. Wow...This looks super delicious Ambreen..We all at home love karela..Must try this one out :)
      Prathima Rao
      Parts Corner

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    10. Thank you so much everyone for liking the recipe. That's my favorite, too. Hope you give it a try someday :)

      Thanks Sudha for visiting my blog & for the award too. So sweet of you :)

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    11. Another delicious recipe from you! I wish I could taste your cookinng. Really interesting!!

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    12. Very delicious preparation,Ambreen !!looks finger licking..

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    13. What a tasty looking curry! So colourful!

      Just stopped by to let you know that I featured your mango ice-cream on my round tuit post this week!
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      Thanks again for linking up! Hope you have a great week!
      Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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    14. I like karela and your curry looks delicious.

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    15. Thank you so much Eftychia! I wish I could taste one of your lovely cakes :)

      Thank you so much Julie & Pushpa! I'm delighted to hear that you liked it :)

      Wow!!! Thank you so much Jill for being so encouraging :)

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    16. Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
      Hope you have a great week!
      Jill @ Creating my way to Success
      http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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    17. Your curry looks so delicious! I can almost smell this wonderful dish cooking. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a wonderful week and come back soon!
      Miz Helen

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    18. This looks yummy! I am a new follower from Savvy Handmade Monday. Vicky from www.messforless.net

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    19. °º♫
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      Quanto à primeira receita, não temos Karela Curry ( Bitter-gourd Curry) no Brasil (temos um fruto chamado jiló, mas não sei se é a mesma coisa).
      Mas o post anterior... sorvete de manga...
      Temos várias espécies de mangas, amo sorvete de manga... é tudo de bom e saboroso.
      Boa semana!
      Beijos.
      Brasil°º♫
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    20. This looks so good! The color is beautiful! I have just become a follower!

      Thanks for joining Potpourri Friday! I appreciate your participation and hope you will make it a weekly party stop!

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    21. Thank you Jill :)

      Thank you so much Padhu, Miz Helen, Akeela for liking it :)

      Thank you so much Vicky for your nice comment & for the following :)

      Thank you so much Magia da Inês for your sweet comment. I think it is different from Scarlet Eggplant :)

      Thank you so much Honey for visiting & following. Glad you liked it :)

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    22. Deep friec karela is the way to go ,good dish Ambreen :D.

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    23. Looks damn colorful
      Wanna try this

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    24. looks fabulous... very healthy..

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    25. Wish you and your family a very happy and prosperous Diwali.
      Very interesting and innovative recipe. Looks delicious and yummy.

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    26. that looks super spicy and delicious :) And your arvi looks interesting too :)

      Cheers,
      priya
      http://priyasnowserving.blogspot.com/search/label/Blog%20Anniversary%20Giveaways%20on%20going

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    27. hi! Just wanted to let you know I'm featuring this recipe at my Tasty Tuesday Party this week! stop by and grab a featured button.
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    28. Thank you so much Emily for featuring it. I'm so excited :)

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    29. Nice delicious curry !! Thanks for linking to the event !! Appreciate it !!

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    Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory)

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