Karela Basar
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Bitter gourd, karela recipe, easy to cook and it actually tastes delicious.
Recipe type: Side dish
Serves: 2-3
  • Bitter gourds (karela) 250 gm
  • Onion 3 large
  • Tomatoes 2 small sized
  • Salt
  • Green chillies 2-3
  • Ginger
  • Turmeric powder ¼ tsp
  • Coriander powder 1tspn
  • Garam masala powder ½ tsp
  • Oil 2-3 tsp
  1. Wash, peel and slit bitter gourds.
  2. Put some salt and keep them aside for few hours
  3. Now rinse them with some water and fry them in LITTLE oil, till  light golden colour
  4. Now use this oil, to cook onions which are sliced, until soft and pink
  5. Add chopped tomatoes, green chillies, ginger and some salt
  6. Let  the mixture cook till onions are very soft and brown in colour
  7. Now add fried karelas, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder and cook further on low flame
  8. If required, add few spoons of water and cook till karelas absorb the flavour of spices and turn soft
  9. Mostly sliced potatoes, that are slightly fried, are added with karelas, which are supposed to reduce the bitterness or karela.Moreover the kids wont refuse to eat this vegetable, when they see some potato slices peeping through the mixture of karela and onions;-)
Recipe by Sindhi Rasoi |Sindhi Recipes at https://sindhirasoi.com/2008/06/karela-basar/