Sunday, February 3, 2008

BITTER GOURD / KARELA SABZI

BITTER GOURD / KARELA SABZI/HAGALKAYI PALYA/GOJJU




Bitter gourd - Rich in Vitamin C, potassium, copper, iron and also in phosphorus and sodium, alkaline salts, insulin

It effectively lowers blood sugar.


BITTER GOURD / KARELA SABZI/HAGALKAYI PALYA/GOJJU

Ingredients:





2 meduim sized bittergourd- finely diced

1 medium sized onion-finely chopped

4-5 garlic pods- corsely chopped

2 medium sized tomatoes-finely chopped

1tbspn. sambar powder/1tspn.chillie powder and 1tspn.corriander powder

1tspn. garam masala powder

1tspn. mustard seeds

1tbspn. oil

salt as per taste

fresh chopped corriander for garnishing


Method:

1. wash bitter gourd Cut and remove the seeds. Smear salt, turmeric and 1tspn of lemon juice and set aside for 1/2 hr. Wash again and drain.This procedure will reduce the bitterness of the vegetable.

2. Heat oil in a pan on medium flame, add mustard seeds once it splutters add chopped onion, garlic and saute them till translucent.

3. Add bitter gourd, add salt and cook them till it becomes soft.

4. Add sambar powder and saute.

5. Add chopped tomatoes and cook for 6-7 minutes.

6. Add garam masala and cook for 2min

Garnish with fresh chopped corriander


Serve it hot with chapatis/phulkas or rice.


Variations:

If you want it sweet and sour -you can add 1tspn -tamrind juice and jagerry

5 comments:

archana said...

I tried this recipe yesterday.. It turned out real good.. The bitter gourd that I picked up was real bitter.. So I added liberal amounts of lime and sugar to neutralize it.. Didnt have jaggery handy :) Nevertheless, turned out yum!

rajeshwari sarwanan said...

wow really great .it is delicious

Anonymous said...

YUM,YUM AND ANOTHER DOUBLE YUM

ruchikabatra said...

the recipe is too gud..i tried it and evrybdy at my home relished it..thnks a lot

aasia said...

it's delicious