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Bitter Gourd

Bitter Gourd is a popular Indian Side Dish
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Serves 2


2 - medium sized Karela

2 flakes - Garlic

1/2 tsp - Garam Masala

1/2 tsp - Red Chilli powder

1/4 tsp - Turmeric powder

Salt to taste

3 tbsp - oil

1/2 tsp - Cumin seeds

1 cup - water


  1. First soak karela in salted water for half an hour.
  2. Then cut karela into circular thin rings.
  3. Chop garlic.
  4. Heat oil in a heavy pan.
  5. Add cumin seeds, allow to splutter.
  6. Add garlic, stir till pink.
  7. Now add karela rings and mix.
  8. Add red chilli powder, garam masala, turmeric powder and salt.
  9. Add water and keep stirring for a few minutes.
  10. Cook for 10 to 15 mins on a gentle flame.
  11. Serve hot with rotis, parathas or rice.
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