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karela recipe | bitter gourd recipes | karela juice | bitter melon chutney

easy karela recipe | bitter gourd recipes | karela juice | bitter melon chutney
Course dinner
Cuisine south india
Keyword karela recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 310kcal
Author HEBBARS KITCHEN

Ingredients

for karela curry:

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 dried red chilli
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tomato sliced
  • 1 tbsp jaggery
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tbsp coriander finely chopped

for karela juice:

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp coriander
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup water

for karela chutney:

  • 3 tsp oil
  • 1 tbsp urad dal
  • 1 tbsp chana dal
  • few curry leaves
  • 2 chilli
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 tbsp jaggery
  • ball sized tamarind
  • 2 tbsp coriander
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup water

for chutney tempering:

  • 3 tsp oil
  • ½ tsp mustard
  • ½ tsp urad dal
  • 1 dried red chilli
  • few curry leaves

Instructions

karela curry preparation:

  • firstly, in a pan heat 2 tbsp oil and add 1 tsp cumin, 1 dried red chilli. saute slightly.
  • add 1 onion, 1 tsp ginger garlic paste and saute until it changes colour slightly.
  • further add ¼ tsp turmeric, 1 tsp chilli powder, 1 tsp coriander powder, ½ tsp cumin powder, ½ tsp garam masala and ½ tsp salt. saute on low flame until the spices turn aromatic.
  • now add 2 tomato and saute until it turns soft and mushy.
  • further add 1 cup karela skin, 1 tbsp jaggery and mix well.
  • add ¼ cup water, cover and cook for 5 minutes or until the skin is cooked well.
  • finally, add 2 tbsp coriander and enjoy karela sabji with rice or roti.

karela juice preparation:

  • firstly, take 1 cup karela flesh in a tall mixi.
  • add 2 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tbsp honey, 2 tbsp coriander, ¼ tsp salt and 1 cup water.
  • blend to smooth juice and filter out before serving.
  • finally, enjoy healthy and tasty karela juice recipe.

karela chutney preparation:

  • firstly, in a pan heat 3 tsp oil, roast 1 tbsp urad dal and 1 tbsp chana dal until it turns golden brown.
  • and 2 tbsp karela seeds, few curry leaves, 2 chilli and saute on medium flame.
  • saute until the seeds turn crunchy.
  • cool completely, and transfer to a blender.
  • add 1 cup coconut, 1 tbsp jaggery, ball sized tamarind, 2 tbsp coriander and ½ tsp salt.
  • blend to smooth paste adding ½ cup water.
  • now prepare the tempering, by heating 3 tsp oil.
  • splutter ½ tsp mustard, ½ tsp urad dal, 1 dried red chilli and few curry leaves.
  • pour the tempering over the chutney and mix well.
  • finally, enjoy karela chutney with dosa, roti or rice.

Nutrition

Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 769mg | Potassium: 472mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 1085IU | Vitamin C: 62mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 3mg