Here is an interesting way to make out karela without deep frying. I love 'Karela' or bitter gourd, so when I came accross 'Karela Subzi' at Anjana Chaturbedi's Space, "Maayeka" and I loved this yummy stir fried spicy bitter gourd. Karela helps diabetic patients to regulate the blood sugar level. So, here is the very easy and simple yummy recipe of bitter gourd:
100 gms Bitter Gourd
1/4th Raw Mango
1 tsp Whole Fennel Seeds
1&1/2 tsps Pouned Fennel Seeds
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
1 tsp Coriander Powder
1/2 tsp Sugar
1/2 tsp Dried Mango Powder
2 tbsps + 1 tbsp Mustard Oil
Salt to taste
Wash and slice bitter gourds in medium thick roundals. Marinate with 1 tsp salt, keep covered for 30 minutes. Wash them well and squeeze them well. Set aside.
Peel and grate raw mango. Keep it aside.
Heat 2 tbsps mustard oil in a pan or wok. Add fennel seeds in it. Saute for a 30-40 seconds, till it turns to golden. Add turmeric powder and bitter gourd pieces in it. Saute for a minute.
Add grated raw mango and mix nicely. Cover and cook on low heat till done. Keep stirring in between, so that those will not stick and burn at the buttom.
While done, add red chilli powder, coriander powder, dried mango powder and sugar in it. Adjust salt a little. Pour 1 tbsp oil now. Cook uncovered for another 2-3 minutes on low heat.
Best served with dal and rice or with Indian flat breads.
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