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bitter gourd curry recipe
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bitter gourd curry recipe | karela sabzi | kakarakaya curry

easy bitter gourd curry recipe | karela sabzi | kakarakaya curry
Course curry
Cuisine south indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Author HEBBARS KITCHEN

Ingredients

  • 1 bitter gourd
  • 4 tsp oil
  • ½ tsp jeera / cumin
  • ½ tsp fennel / saunf
  • few curry leaves
  • ½ onion sliced
  • ½ tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 chilli slit
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp coriander powder
  • ¼ tsp garam masala
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup tamarind extract
  • 1 tbsp jaggery / gud
  • 2 tbsp coriander finely chopped

Instructions

  • in a large kadai heat 4 tsp oil and splutter ½ tsp jeera, ½ tsp fennel, and few curry leaves.
  • add ½ onion, ½ tsp ginger garlic paste and 1 chilli. saute well making sure onions are cooked well.
  • squeeze of the bitter gourd and add to the kadai.
  • saute for a minute making sure the bitter gourd is roasted.
  • now add ¼ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp chilli powder, ½ tsp coriander powder, ¼ tsp garam masala and ½ tsp salt.
  • saute on low flame, making sure the spices are cooked well.
  • further, add ¾ cup tamarind extract and 1 tbsp jaggery.
  • cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until the bitter gourd are cooked well.
  • finally, add coriander leaves and enjoy bitter gourd curry with hot steamed rice or chapati.