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Sep 16, 2010

Karela Masala / Bitter Gourd Curry

I am a great fan of this bitter vegetable, simply for its different taste. It helps to improve digestion when taken once in a while. Just came to know that its also called as Bitter Melon in some parts of the world. Now lets hit the recipe :)







Preparation time : 10 minutes + 2 hours
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2

Ingredients:

Bitter gourd - 2 medium sized 
Onion - 1 medium sized - Sliced thin and long
Tomatoes - 1 medium sized - Sliced thin and long
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tablespoon
Turmeric Powder - 1 teaspoon
Red chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
Coriander Powder - 2 teaspoons
Garam Masala - 1 teaspoon
Yoghurt - 2 tablespoons
Coriander Leaves - for garnishing
Salt 
Oil 

Method:

Slice Bitter gourd thinly, sprinke 2 tablespoons of salt, mix thoroughly and keep it aside for 2 hours. Now squeeze them thoroughly and wash under running tap water for 2 to 3 times. This removes the bitterness of the gourd to most extent.Heat oil in a pan sauté onions, tomatoes and ginger garlic paste until they are well cooked. Now add bittergourd, rest of the masalas, add 2 cups of water and cook on medium flame until the gourds are well cooked. Add salt and yoghurt, cook on low flame for few more minutes until the gravy thickens. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with rotis !!!

19 comments:

  1. wooohh karela looks so delicious..it's very rare that karela looks so appealing..great pictures.

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  2. I love bitter gourd too and preparing thi skind of curry with bitte rgourd is new to me lavs..Will try for sure...

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  3. This must be a very healthy meal. I love bitter gourd. We call it "ampalaya" here in the Phils.

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  4. karela looks very delicious ..though i am not big fan of karela but ur yummy clicks make me tempt to try this ..thanks for sharing dear

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  5. Karela Masala looks to be very tasty. You have made a vegetable like karela look so mouthwatering.Not to mention it is so healthy vegetable as well.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  6. Karela never looked so good..yummy

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  7. Woww delicious looking curry, love bittergourd as anything..

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  8. Though I'm not a fan of bitter guard your pic looks very tempting :)

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  9. Me too love bitter gourd..delicious curry

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  10. Never cooked bitter gourd, but recipe sounds good.

    http://aaha-oho.blogspot.com/

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  11. This dish is so unusual. I have never had it before. I am sure it is a different experience.

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  12. Looks utterly yummy...very tempting presentation dear..

    Tasty Appetite

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  13. That's a tempting dish with bitter gourd

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  14. Looks delicious with lovely presentation

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  15. Thanks for stopping by and for your comment. You have a good collection of veggie recipes. Bitter gourd curry is one of my favorites despite of its bitterness. Looking forward to sharing recipes.

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  16. Very interesting. I have not tried it at all. Very nice recipe

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  17. I've never cooked with bitter gourd before - good to know!

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  18. Great presentation and looks so yummy...

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