Today, sharing Karela recipe in my style. Most of the people don t eats this healthy vegetable, so I have tried to minimize the bitterness of Karela by applying salt, lemon juice and turmeric powder. Cooking it in mustard oil and adding fenugreek seeds also reduce the bitterness of Bitter gourd. This vegetable is very good for diabetic people; it is good source of vitamin B1, B2, B3, C, magnesium, zinc. So you need to eat it at least once a week.
250 gm. bitter gourd
3 tbsp. mustard oil
1 big onion sliced
1 green chilli
3-4 garlic cloves
1/2 tea spoon red chili powder
½ tea spoon Maggie Masala
1 tea spoon coriander powder
1/2 tea spoon turmeric powder
1/4 tea spoon dry mint powder
1 tea spoon fennel seed powder
1/4 tea spoon dry mango powder (optional)
salt to taste
1/2 tea spoon cumin seeds
1/4 tea spoon fenugreek seeds
1/4 tea spoon fennel seeds
Wash the bitter gourd, cut and remove the seeds and pulp. Cut them into this slices.
Apply salt, lemon juice and turmeric powder to bitter gourd and keep them for 3-4 hours.
Wash them 3-4 times in water and squeeze them and keep aside.
Make a smooth paste of Garlic, green chili & onions in a blender.
Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, when they turn black, add fennel seeds and fenugreek seeds.
Add bitter gourd and stir fry them for 8-10 minutes on medium flame, til they become crispy.
Transfer them to a plate.
In the same oil, mix onions garlic paste and cook till it leaves oil.
Add all the spices and salt and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
Mix the Bitter gourd and cook for 2-3 minutes stirring on medium flame.
Tasty Karela recipe is ready.
Serve with chapatti or paratha. Really a tasty and healthy vegetable recipe you must give a try.