Kakarakaya pulusu
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Author meetsiru Yield No Value
Published Feb 7, 2008 Cooking Time 45 Minutes
Recipe Type Veg-Main Preparation Time 30 min
Ingredient Bitter Melon, Karela Standing Time 45 Minutes

Recipe of Kakarakaya pulusu

Ingredient Name Quantity Unit
Coriander Pdr 1 Teaspoons
Chilli Pdr 2 Teaspoons
Seasame Seeds/nuvvulu 3 Tablespoons
Green Chillies 4 Numbers
Onions 2 Big
Karela/bitter Guard 500 Grams
Salt To Taste
Tamarind Extract 2 Cup
Jaggery/sugar 1 Tablespoons
Oil To Fry


Wash karela and cut them into pieces. Chop onions, green chillies and coriander leaves. Slightly fry seasame seeds and powder them along with a little jeera, coriander pdr and chilli pdr and keep aside. Take a pan, heat oil. Add jeera when they splutter, add onions. Fry onions for a while and add curry leaves, green chillies and cut karela pieces. Saute karela for 10 min. Add tamarind extract, chilli pdr, coriander pdr, seasame pdr mixture to the karela and close the pan with a lid and let it cook for some time. Add jaggery or sugar. Cook thbis till it reaches to gravy consistency. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve with hot rice.

Recipe Tips

Better to use jaggery than sugar to kill the bitterness in karela
Posted Feb 7, 2008

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deepika Feb 11, 2011
My mom loved it even without the jaggery or sugar!!! Great recipe for the diabetics.

deepika Feb 11, 2011
My mom loved it, even without the jagerry oy sugar!!!! Great recipe for the diabetics.

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