April 28, 2009
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.
Bitter melon or bitter gourd is a tropical and subtropical vine widely grown in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean for its edible fruit, which has a rough, warty skin and is the most bitter among all fruits. Bitter melon is generally consumed cooked in the green or early yellowing stage. The young shoots and leaves of the bitter melon are also being eaten as greens. Karela is a vegetable that is very popular throughout India. It is often prepared with potatoes and served with yoghurt on the side to reduce the bitterness or used as subzi in North India.
The Karela is also stuffed with spices and fried. The stuffed karela is very delicious and not bitter to taste. In southern India, the karela is mixed with freshly grated coconut and fried or even added in the popular Sambar to make it a healthy and nutritious dish. This vegetable is also popular in countries like Pakistan, Bangladesh, Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam and Trinidad and Tobago. The vegetable is prepared in many different variations to suit their taste. Karela fry is best when served with hot tandoori bread, naan, chapati or rice and lentil.
Karela also known as bitter melon or bitter gourd is one of the not so preferred vegetable by many especially the kids. They run miles away if the karela is prepared at home. None like it at all. But as per Ayurveda and many medical practitioners, karela is supposed to be one of the best vegetable with various essential vitamins and minerals. It is also said to be very good for diabetic patients and lowering the cholesterol.
Bitter gourd has been found to have great medicinal value. In fact, it is said to have antidotal, antipyretic tonic, appetizing, stomachic, antibilious and laxative properties. This is the main reason why the vegetable is used in a number of native medicines of Asia and Africa. Bitter melon has enormous health benefits and nutritional value and benefits. Bitter gourd has been associated with lowering sugar levels in people suffering from diabetes. It is also said to be helpful in fighting against cancer and a number of infections. Regular consumption of bitter gourd has been associated with prevention as well as treatment of hypertension.
Karela Fry – Bitter melon fry
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.
Stuffed Karela fry
Bitter gourd/ bitter melon are slit, stuffed with spicy, tangy mixture and deep fried. Bitter melon if cooked correctly can be very delicious. This side dish goes well with chapati, roti or rice.
Kaju Karle Karela Bitter melon with Cashew nuts
Excellent Maharashtrian dish made with bitter gourd cooked with cashew nuts and spices. Kaju Karela (Crispy Cashew nuts Bitter Gourd) is delicious dry veg recipe. Deadly combination of cashew nuts, bitter melon gives awesome tastes it goes very well as a side dish to curd rice.
Pavakkai Pitlai with Sambhar Powder
Pavakkai Pitlai With Sambhar Powder is Bitter melon sambar popular prepared in the interior areas of Tamil Nadu. Bitter melon cooked in tangy tamarind water and spiced with sambar powder and black channa (Indian desi channa) added to the sambar.
Spiny Gourd Onion Tomato Fry
Spiny gourd quarters are slow roasted in spices which bring out the flavor of the vegetable. It has a meaty texture and a unique flavor and makes a good side with rice and rasam or pappu pulusu.
Bitter melon is an excellent vegetable that can help in reducing blood sugar levels in patients with diabetes. This has been classified as a medicinal herb in traditional Ayurvedic medicine. Karela is generally avoided by most of us as it has a bitter taste, but if cooked rightly, it can just allure your taste buds. It has always been a new experience while cooking with this vegetable. Do try these recipes and delight your palate with different variations. To try more exotic dishes, do click on: https://www.vahrehvah.com
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