Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Karela Bhurji (Bittergourd Dry Curry)

Karela Bhurji, This is by far my favrt recipe when we talk about bitter guard..not so bitter anymore :). I request everybody to try this recipe, this may actually turns out to be one of your favorites...I just hope. So please give this a try and let me know your views. This goes well with Indian Chapati, Tortilla,.


1 Kg Bitter Gourd
2 tbsp Mustard Oil
1 tbsp Salt
1 tsp Turmeric Powder

Spices Mix

 7-8 Medium sized Garlic Cloves
1 tsp Chana Dal
1 tsp Udat dal
8-10 Kadi Leaves
1 tsp Coriander Seeds
1 tsp Cumin Seeds
1 tsp Fennel Seeds
1 tbsp Tamarind

1) Dry roast all the whole spice mix together in an pan and grind them in a coarse powder.

2) Chop Bitter Guard in small pieces and remove the seeds. Wash bitter guard properly under cold water.

3) Rub bitter guards well with salt and turmeric, leave it for half an hour at least. Now squeeze bitter guard pieces to remove bitterness and now they are all set for use.

4) Heat Oil in large skillet on medium flame. Add in bitter guard and saute until it turns dark brown, then add in dry spice mix powder and stir for 2-3 minutes.

5) Cook for 5 minutes on medium low flame with lid.

6) Serve hot.....Enjoy!

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