Friday, 9 May 2014



Bitter gourd (karela) -250 gm
Onion chopped -2
Coriander powder -1tsp
Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp
Amchur  - 1 tsp
Green chillies -2
Cumin seeds -a little pinch
Oil - 2 tbs
Salt -to taste
Wash and peel the karela. Cut the edges of the karela on both side, now cut them length wise from one side. Soak the karela in salt water for half an hour.
                         Heat the oil in a pan. Put the cumin seeds to crackle. Add the karela and simmer for few minutes.  Add the chopped onions, coriander powder, turmeric powder and green chillies. Stir well and saute for 8 to 10 minutes till the karela gets soft. Cook covered for 4 to 5 minutes Now add the salt and amchur powder. Serve the hot khatte karele with chappatis or rice.