bitter melon - Karela Fry
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Author vahchef Yield No Value
Published Apr 28, 2009 Cooking Time 1 hour
Recipe Type Veg-Main Preparation Time 30 min
Ingredient Bitter Melon, Karela Standing Time 1 hour
Description: Karela fry/ bitter melon fry/ Kakarakaya Vepudu is a simple Indian food recipe using bittergourd and spices. Karela slices are sauteed with caramalized onions, spices and fried to perfection.

Recipe of bitter melon - Karela Fry

Ingredient Name Quantity Unit
SUGAR 1 Teaspoons
Red Chill Powder 1 Teaspoons
Coriander Powder 1 Teaspoons
Ginger Garlic Paste 1 Teaspoons
Green Chillies 4 Numbers
Curry Leaves 1/2 Bunch
Urad Dal 1 Teaspoons
Oil 2 Tablespoons
Turmeric - Haldi 1 Teaspoons
Salt as per taste
Bitter Melon 500 Grams


1. Grate bitter melon cut into thin slices transfer into a bowl add salt and turmeric into it and keep it a side.
2.Then mix bitter melon as if you are squeezing them, in this u will able to see excess water squeez them and transfer into another bowl, if you want you can wash with water for 2 times.
3.Take a Pan add oil, ural dal,green chillies,curry leaves,green chillies,ginger garlic paste saute them for a min.
4.Now add the sliced bitter melon into it and saute them in low flame then add coriander powder,red chili powder saute them again and close it with a lid for 5-10 min.
5. Now remove the lid and saute them and add sugar into it and mix let it fry till the bittermelon changes its colour into golden brown and crispy.
6. Lastly add coriander leaves and switch off the flame.
Posted Apr 28, 2009

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winner Aug 27, 2012
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Padma Apr 24, 2011
Love this recipe, and even more love the expression on Vahchef's face after drinking the bittermelon extract. Very natural and says everything that need not be said.

beena Jun 7, 2010
sir, I am a big fan of urs, i have one request i want to learn all the south indian vegetable dry to go with
rice & fish curry i am a keralite but born nd brought up in mumbai but my husband who is born and brought up in kerala does nt much like the vegetables i cook because they very much like
maharashtrian , i cook cabbage the way keralites cook but i want to know more pls help

darshana Feb 2, 2010
the written recipe doesnt show onions but your video does. but thanks for all the wonderful recipes.

Geetha Jun 3, 2009
Hi, Mr. Sanjay , first I need to appreciate You. As far as I know all my friends and cousins who live in UK, Singapore and Australia will follow your recipies only. Everyone who got married and come to the foreign will learn cooking by following your recipes. really they turn out very well. I also will follow your recipies only. Thank you very much

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