Friday, April 29, 2011


fried bittergour recipe
Karela or bittergourd is good for health especially in diabetes. Crispy karelas goes well with dal chaawal.
Karela : 250 gms
Onions: 200gms
Green chillies: 5-6
Salt : for rubbing on karelas and for taste.
Masalas (to be grind to powder)
Fenugreek seeds: ½ teaspoonFennel seeds: 2 teaspoon
Onion seeds or kalaunji : ¼ tea spoon
cumin seeds: 1 teaspoon
(dry roast all the four masalas on tawa till aroma arise and grind to a fine paste.
Red chilli powder: 1/2 teaspoon
Coriander powder: 2 tablespoon
garam masala powder:1/4 teaspoon
turmuric powder: 1/4 teaspoon
oil: 1 and1/2 tablespoon
Remove heads and tales of karelas
Don't peel or scrub , just cut them in thin roundles
rub sufficient salt over them and leave them for atleast 1 hour
slice onions, slit green chillies
wash karelas throughly under running water
squezze out all the water from karelas.
heat oil in a kadhai, on a medium to low heat fry karelas ,
stirr in between, till they are pinkish in color
at this stage add salt and turmuric powder, remeber not to cover the lid.
when karelas are half done, add onion slices and green chillies to it.
cook for 5-7 minutes
when onion and karelas are cooked, add all the masalas and mix well
cook for another 1-2 minutes.
crispy karelas are ready to serve.


  1. Mami u have amazing talent..u will truly go very far in this...though I dont like bittergourd but still this is mouth watering


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