Friday, October 4, 2013

Khatta Meetta Karela(Sweet and Sour Bitter Gourd)

I know so many people doesn't like karela because of its bitter taste,but i make it very often because it is very healthy, its very good for diabetes,skin, and its helps to maintain a healthy liver and bladder.i used jaggery and tamarind in it. it goes well with Dal,Rice and chapati as a side dish. try out this khatta meetta karela.
  • Karela(bitter gourd)-2cups(sliced)
  • Onion-1chopped
  • Cumin seed-1tsp
  • Green chili-2chopped
  • Ginger garlic paste-1tbsp
  • Coriander powder-2tsp
  • Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
  • Red chili powder-1tsp
  • Tamarind paste-1tsp
  • Jaggery(gud)-21/2tsp (grated)
  • Oil-1tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing  

How to prepare:
Heat enough oil in pan and deep fry karela slices till they slightly golden brown.
Drain and keep on paper towel.
Heat 1tbsp oil in pan add cumin seed when they splutters add onion and fry them to till
Golden brown. Add ginger garlic paste sauté till raw smell goes away.
Add coriander powder,turmeric powder,red chili powder and salt mix well.
Add fried karelas and tamarind paste and jaggery and mix well.
Cover and cook on medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes.
Garnish with chopped coriander and serve with dal rice and chapati as a side dish.
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  1. Can I name it as khatta meetha Kadwa? :D just kidding :) nice recipe dear

  2. I really like Karela.. so this is an excellent recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Love bitter gourd this is a lovely combination of sweet and sour and like Aara says bitter too.:)

  4. love bitter gourd this way...yummy

  5. nice recipe ! looks delicious !

  6. Hey.. wat a concidence v bth posted karela dishes on the same day but bth r so diff !!!

  7. looks yummy and delicious, love the combo of sweet and sour....

  8. Looks Yum

  9. Nice recipe .. First time on ur space ... Do visit mine

  10. karela are my favorite one, stuffed or slices, I can eat it without sugar in it. this looks yummy

  11. Oh i don't like karela .I can give it a try with this one i guess.

  12. Great Blog!! Karela is really good for health. Your thought processing is wonderful. The way you tell the thing is awesome.

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