Monday, July 23, 2007

Bitter gourd curry with tomato-onion gravy/ Karela nu saak

Ingredients:
150gm bitter gourd,
2-big size tomatoes,
3-medium size onion,
4-5 garlic pieces,
Oil for deep fry,
1-tbsp of cumin seeds,
5-6 curry leaves,
1-tbsp red chilli powder,
1-tbsp turmeric powder,
2-tbsp of sugar (optional),
3-tbsp of lemon juice (optional),
Salt to taste,
Decorate with cashew.
Method:
Step 1: Peel the onion and cut in to small pieces. Also cut the tomatoes in to small pieces.


Step 2: Take dip bowl and crush onion, tomatoes and garlic with hand blender until they become smooth paste. Keep aside.

Step 3: Cut the bitter gourd in to round pieces. Add water in microwave bowl and boil these pieces only for three minutes. Not too much boiled.

Step 4: Dry this round pieces over the paper.

Step 5: Heat the oil for deep fry.

Step 6: Deep fry the boiled bitter gourd pieces until they become golden brown.

Step 7: Place over the paper so oil is absorb.

Step 8: Heat the pan and add 2-tbsp oil. Add cumin seeds and curry leaves in it.

Step 9: After that add prepare gravy of tomato and onion in it.

Step 10: Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, and salt to taste.


Step 11: Mix well and after that add fired bitter gourd pieces in it.

Step 12: Add sugar and lemon juice if you remove the bitterness of curry.


Step 13: Take it in serving plate and decorate with cashew.







Sending the Bitter Gourd with lentils to Pooja from My Creative Ideas for her VOW: Bitter Gourd

43 comments:

Roopa said...

looks yumm! wow how many recipes with bittergourd you have? you are queen in bittergourd recipes. This is indeed quite nice but lot of work hmm..

musical said...

YummY! that looks good, Kajal :).

Vcuisine said...

Beautiful Kajal. If I buy bittergourd next time, i will refer your blog only :) Viji

Jyothsna said...

I'm not a bittergourd fan, but the masala looks so good!

Suganya said...

I have never gravy with bitter gourd. Love yr post.

Latha said...

Nice recipe, Kajal. No need to take out the seeds?

Mahek said...

good blog
you are taking a lot of effort to share your recipe with us.
thanks to you.

Cinnamon said...

The recipe looks yummy, but I always fear trying it, becoz of its bitterness!!

SeeC said...

Thanks for visiting my blog.
You have wonderful recipes here.
I love bittergourd and this is really a different way. Thanks for sharing.

Asha said...

Great looking dish! I think next time I should deep fry Karela to get the most bitterness out!:)
Looks yum Kajal.Arvind eats Karela with some Yogurt,I can manage two bites!:D

archana said...

Liked the recipe Kajal, looks yummy with gravy :)

Richa said...

karela nu shaak takatak lagey che :) maney karela nu shaak bau gamey :)
cheers!

Jyothi said...

Hi Kajal, great and yummy dish. Y'day I bought bittergourd from Indian Shop. Normally I used to prepare little dry curry with same onions and tomatos. This time I am going to try yours recipe. Will give you the feedback soon. Once again thanks for sharing.

Sharmi said...

hey planning to make this today, but tell me there is lot of oil! can i reduce it?

ushaprashanth said...

Hi kajal!
This recipe looks delicious!I have done poriyal in bitter gourd... but this is different! nice pictures!should we deep fry the bitter gourd surely?

Dee said...

looks great kajal, we love to eat karela, im always trying for different recipes

Neelam said...

Nice recipe Kajal, I also make it in a similar way. Your dish looks so yummy!

Manasi said...

Wow.. looks like u love karela!! have seen the other recipes too..i must try making karela in some form atleast once! I have never tasted it!!

l_0oio0_l said...

waaah waaah... amazing karela nu shak... i love karela.... but never tried making it ....coz i think my roomies wont like it .... but i guess this one they will like it too... am gonna try this one right this week!!! haha

abt btw.... l_0oio0_l dont really mean anything!!! hahaha ... it really looks good tho....

baki aam to ppl know me as Dakku !!

haha

Jai Sri Krasna...
~DaKku~

Kajal said...

Hi Roopa,

Yes.....you are right my dear lots of work for one curry. I have another two recipe.....bitter gourd my dear and I also ready to post.......Take Care.:)

Kajal said...

Hi Musical,

Thank you my dear......but bitter gourd is bitter gourd. I also try to remove bitterness more and more so everybody likes this vegetable.

Kajal said...

Thank you VIJI.
Oh.....you like bitterness my dear....my papa love bitter gourd so I always try with something different.

Kajal said...

Hi Jyothsna,

Not you my dear but most of all not like bittergourd because of its bitterness. I also not much prefer.

Kajal said...

Hi Suganya,

Thank you my dear......its more tasty with gravy but bitterness is also there.:)

Kajal said...

Hi Latha,
If seeds are soft then no need to take out. Thank you for your nice words.:)

Kajal said...

Hi Mahek,
Tumare ane se Mahek raha hai hamar blog.
Thank you my dear.
.....(@U@)........

Kajal said...

Hi Cinnamon,

Ya,ya,ya......same thing is here also but this recipe for my papa and mummy only......they love this curry. When I make this curry I also make another curry for me.:)

Kajal said...

Hi Seec,

Well-come my dear......thanks for your lovely words.
If you don’t mind I ask what is meaning of this Seec?
Hoping here soon....:)

Kajal said...

Hello my dear Asha,
Yes, I also eat two bites of this curry for taste only. If another curry is not on table then I eat roti with aachar but not with this curry.:)
Asha you give link for your blogger award in side bars so every body see directly from your blog. If you like it.:)

Kajal said...

Hi Archana,

Thank you.....Great to see here.
Take Care.:)

Kajal said...

Hi Richa,

Le mane to khabar nahi tane karela nu shaak bau gamey nahitar hu tane invite kart......vandho nahi jo apne maelshu to hu tara mate karela nu shaak banvish......this is kidding....Thank you my dear....Love you.:)

Kajal said...

Hi Jyothi,

Waiting for your feedback my dear......Thanks for your lovely words.....:)

Kajal said...

Hi Sharmi,

Yes, oil is there but if you reduce the oil they you can use tissue paper after deep fry so it is absorb the oil from bitter gourd and less oil is required for curry because of gravy. Before deep fry if you place the boiled bitter gourd pieces (after cool at room temperature) in freeze then they absorb less oil also.

Thanks for your little cute words.:)

Kajal said...

Hi Ushaprashanth,

Yes, you deep fry bitter gourd sure my dear but take care for boiled. Not too much boil otherwise the pieces absorb to much oil in deep fry. Thanks for your nice appreciation.:)

Kajal said...

Hi Dee,

Oh great.....I find less person who love karela.....I will give you another recipe form bitter gourd also.....Thanks for your nice words.:)

Kajal said...

Hi Neelam,

Thank you for your charming words. If you have another idea than share with me I like if you give me another recipe from bitter gourd.:)

Kajal said...

Hi Manasi,

If you are taste this curry than you not like too much my dear because of its bitterness. But who love Bitter gourd they like this curry.:)

Kajal said...

Hi I_OoioO_I (Dakku),

Oh.....I can’t understand why gujju boys like bitter gourd recipe. May I seen all girls not prefer this recipe but boys like.

Ok.....Dakku but you are too aged around 251 years.....hahahahah.....but dakku is still studing.....:)

Kajal said...

Hi Mahek,

I can’t open your blog my dear. Please tell me why? I am waiting for your reply.

Priyanka said...

Kaajal,
Thanks for visiting my blog.... Karelanu shaak ekdum mast lage che.... baki recipes bi bahu saras che... nirate badhi vachis....

USHA said...

Hi Kajal,

You got lot of bitter gourd recipes..huh.!!looks good..thanks

Anonymous said...

Awesome-do you remove the seeds or keep the seeds?
i get conflicting reply from some people..

Thx
manoj

venny said...

Hi Kajal....

M from goa n really i was searching some gud gujarat recepies ...n i got u on net today....

Awesome recepies kajal....m gonna start all d recepies from tom......Keep adding new new recepies.....!!!!