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Bitter Melon - Karela Fry

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Bitter Melon - Karela Fry Recipe, Bitter Melon, Karela sukhi sabji, How To Make Bitter Melon - Karela Fry Recipe

Kakarakaya Vepudu is a simple Indian food recipe using bittergourd and spices.

About Recipe

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How to make Bitter Melon - Karela Fry

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Prep time
10 mins
Cook time
15 mins
Total time
25 mins
Bitter Melon - Karela Fry
Author : Vahchef
Main Ingredient : Bitter Melon, Karela
Servings : 2 persons
Published date : February 08, 2019

Ingredients used in Bitter Melon - Karela Fry
• Sugar - 1 tea spoon.
• Red chilli powder - 1 tea spoon.
• Coriander powder - 1 tea spoon.
• Ginger garlic paste - 1 tea spoon.
• Green chillies - 4 number.
• Curry leaves - 3 spring.
• Urad dal - 1 tea spoon.
• Oil - 2 tablespoons.
• Turmeric powder - 1 tea spoon.
• Salt - to taste.
• Bitter melon - 500 grams.
• Coriander leaves (chopped) - half bunch.

  • Grate the upper layer of bitter melon, cut into thin slices.
  • Now add a pinch of salt, half teaspoon of turmeric powder and squeeze the excess moisture (juicy content) from bitter melon then transfer to a bowl.
  • Transfer this juice into serving glass and serve it.

Now, preparation of bitter melon fry:

  • Heat oil in a pan, add urad dal, green chilies, curry leaves, sliced onion, ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, bitter melon, and saute it.
  • Then season with coriander powder, red chili powder and cook it with closed lid on slow flame for about 4-5 minutes.
  • In it, add sugar and fry till the bitter melon turns to golden brown in color.
  • At last, add chopped coriander leaves and serve it with rice or chappati.

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Dr. Smriti Agrawal Posted on Thu Nov 15 2018

For the bitter melon juice: Just remove the seeds from the bitter melon and grind add water, lemon (optional) salt (optional), honey(optional). Then seave and serve it’s very yummy. We all drink it’s really good.

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Zaibi Butt Posted on Thu Oct 10 2013

lolzzz hahahaha.. who said.. drink all that juice.. lolzz.. before drink .. said.. its not like bitter .. lolzzzz hahahahha ..

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Kaye Kittrell | Late Bloomer Urban Organic Garden Show Posted on Sun Oct 27 2013

VERY funny! Nice you kept the real reaction. Very interesting dish.

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Viju Sentu Posted on Tue Oct 29 2013

thanks for the recipe but no thanks for the bitter melon juice drink after i saw you drinking it.....

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Breezy Mudita Posted on Thu Nov 14 2013

Just cooked it..!!Loving it :-)?

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MihaelaV68 Posted on Sat Nov 30 2013

Omg, chef you are so funny! Probably people drink exactly the way you drink that juice, seriously !?

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athresh kumar Posted on Sat Nov 30 2013

dont you add salt jaffa??

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harpreet singh Posted on Sun Jan 05 2014

Bitter gourd or bitter melon or Kerelai is a WONDER FOOD!excellent for diabetes, lowering & regulating blood pressure, very low calorie, very high vitamin C. It cures most stomache pain issues. Any gastro intestinal conditions. In some parts of t

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priyankrao84 Posted on Mon Jan 06 2014

Made this recipe just now. It is so simple and very delicious. A basic recipe that is just so perfect.?

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Radhika Balagani Posted on Fri Jan 10 2014

If anyone still want to remove the bitterness, they can cut the karela and mix salt and keep it overnight.And then use the same the next day to cook. I ususally follow the same.?

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Radhika Balagani Posted on Fri Jan 10 2014

Thanks for the recipe Sanjay sir....I tried may ofur recipes....:):)?

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fumanshoo2 Posted on Fri Jan 10 2014

That WAS funny. I guess he should have asked someone if that was advisable. EVERYONE that I know that eats/drinks bitter melon drinks the DRIED bitter melon as a tea after it has steeped for 5 or so minutes in hot water. NOT drinking the extracted JU

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