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Karela fry recipe – Karela bhujiya recipe – Karela Masala Sabzi Recipe

Karela fry recipe – Karela bhujiya recipe – Karela Masala Sabzi Recipe

Bitter Gourds have always had a bad image of being tasteless and bitter. But these bitter Gourds can also be very tasty when combined with the flavors of  Indian spices. Once cooked you may find whole of your family asking for more Bitter Gourd Bhujiya. You can eat it with poori, parantha or rice  but it tastes best with soft and fluffy pooris.

Here is an easy step by step recipe with pictures to make Bitter Gourd fry. I am sure the kids will come running to eat the tasty fry they once avoided.

Direction:

Getting ready:

Take 250 gm bitter gourd. Wash the gourds really well and dry them For chopping, take one gourd, remove stalk from both ends and peel the gourd. Chop the gourds for making bhujiya.Divide the gourd in two parts and now cut it into ½ or 0.75 inch chunks.Karela Fry Put the bitter gourds in a pressure cooker. Add 1 cup water as well. Add ½ tsp salt, mix well and close with the lid to boil the gourd. Karela fryCook until it simmers once. Keep the gourds as it is in pressure cooker until all steam escapes from the pressure cooker.Karela fryCheck the gourds if they have turned soft. Now strain the water from the gourds. For this place the gourds in a sieve to drain the water. The bitterness from gourds drains out with the water.Karela fry

Making :

 Preheat a pan and add 2 to 3 tbsp oil to it  to fry the bitter gourd. Allow the oil to heat sufficiently .
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 Add 1 tsp cumin seeds, 1 pinch asafoetida and ¼ tsp turmeric powder .Reduce the flame so that spices don’t burn. Now add 2 tsp coriander powder and sauté the spices for a while.

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Now add boiled gourds, 2 tsp fennel powder, 1 tsp salt, ¾ mango powder and ¼ tsp red chilly powder. Mix all ingredients really well and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. We have cooked the gourds for 6 to 7 minutes on low flame. Karela fry

Serving :

Gourds have now turned crispy and appear delicious. Gourds are ready, now turn off the flame. Take out gourds in a bowl. Appetizing and delicious bitter gourd bhujiya is ready.  Tempting bitter gourd bhujiya can be served with chapatti, parantha, poori or rice. Bitter gourd bhujiya taste scrumptious if served with paranthas and pooris.karela frySuggestion: 

  • Gourds take very less time to cook. Check the gourds, they have turned soft.
  • Now strain the water from the gourds. By doing this bitterness from gourds drains out with the water.
  • Try using mustard oil for making bitter gourds. You can even use any other cooking oil instead of mustard oil.
  • Fry the bitter Gourd in low flame so that the spices don’t burn.
  • Tantalizing bitter gourd bhujiya can be stored for 3 to 4 days in refrigerator.
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Recipe type: Main course
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • Bitter gourds – 5 (250 grams)
  • Mustard oil – 2 to 3 tbsp
  • Asafoetida – 1 pinch
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 2 tsp
  • Dry mango powder – ¾ tsp
  • Red chili – ¼ tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Salt – 1.5 tsp (or to taste)
Instructions
  1. Take 250 gm bitter gourd. Wash the gourds really well and dry them For chopping, take one gourd, remove stalk from both ends and peel the gourd. Chop the gourds for making bhujiya.Divide the gourd in two parts and now cut it into ½ or 0.75 inch chunks.
  2. Boil gourds in a pressure cooker. Add 1 cup water as well. Add ½ tsp salt, mix well and close with the lid to boil the gourd. Cook until it simmers once. Keep the gourds as it is in pressure cooker until all steam escapes from the pressure cooker.
  3. After this, take out the chunks from pressure cooker and allow the steam to escape from pressure cooker.
  4. Check the gourds if they have turned soft. Now strain the water from the gourds. For this place the gourds in a sieve to drain the water. The bitterness from gourds drains out with the water.
  5. Preheat a pan and add 2 to 3 tbsp oil to it to fry the bitter gourd. Allow the oil to heat sufficiently .
  6. Add 1 tsp cumin seeds, 1 pinch asafoetida and ¼ tsp turmeric powder.Reduce the flame so that spices don’t burn. Now add 2 tsp coriander powder and sauté the spices for a while.
  7. Now add boiled gourds, 2 tsp fennel powder, 1 tsp salt, ¾ mango powder and ¼ tsp red chilly powder. Mix all ingredients really well and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. We have cooked the gourds for 6 to 7 minutes on low flame.
  8. Gourds have now turned crispy and appear delicious. Gourds are ready, now turn off the flame. Now take out gourds in a bowl.
  9. Appetizing and delicious bitter gourd bhujiya is ready. tempting bitter gourd bhujiya can be served with chapatti, parantha, poori or rice. Bitter gourd bhujiya taste scrumptious if served with paranthas and pooris.

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