Bitter Gourd Fry (Karakayavepudu)

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • Bitter gourd - 1/2 kg
  • Cumin powder - 1 tsp
  • Ginger paste - 3 tsp
  • Roasted channa dal - 50 g
  • Grated dry coconut -1
  • Red chilli Powder - 3 tsp
  • Onion - 2
  • Garlic - 3
  • Salt - as required
  • Oil - 2 tbsp

How to Make Bitter Gourd Fry (Karakayavepudu)

  • Make vertical slits around the length of the bitter gourd and insert salt. Leave it until the salt melts and water comes out of the gourds.
  • Squeeze out excess water from the bitter gourds.
  • Grind the onions and garlic into small pieces.
  • Fry the bitter gourd in 1 tbsp of oil till brown. Remove from flame and reserve.
  • Mix all the ingredients (onion, garlic paste, ginger paste, red chilli powder, roasted channa dal powder and grated coconut and turmeric, salt ) and fry for in oil.
  • Remove from heat and insert the fried mixture into the bitter gourds.
  • Fry for 40 minutes in oil, stirring continuously.
  • Serve with roti or dal rice.