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Bitter Gourd Rice - Karela Rice Recipe

Bitter Gourd Rice - Karela Rice is a popular Indian Main
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On :
Tuesday, 18 July, 2017
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Main Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Saute Recipe
Difficulty :
Medium
Servings :
Serves 2
RATINGs :
Rated 2.5 based on 100 votes
2.5

Ingredients

  • For main dish:
  • 1 - medium-sized Bitter Gourd/Karela
  • 1 - big onion, sliced thin and lengthwise
  • 1 tsp - Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp - Cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp - Urad Dal
  • 2 tsp - concentrated Tamarind paste
  • 1 inch cube - Jaggery
  • 1 tsp - Turmeric powder
  • 2 - green chillies, slit
  • 1 tsp - Lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp + 1 tsp - oil
  • salt to taste
  • 3 cups + 2 tbsp - water
  • 1 cup - raw rice, soaked in enough water
  • For masala:
  • A handful of Peanuts
  • 1 tbsp - Coriander seeds
  • 1 - Red Chilli
  • 2 tsp - Cumin seeds
  • a handful of Urad Dal
  • To garnish:
  • 2 sprigs - Coriander leaves
  • 1 sprig - Curry leaves
  • How to Make Bitter Gourd Rice - Karela Rice:

    1. Preparing the masala:
    2. Dry-grind the ingredients listed for preparation of the masala. Then dry-roast until you get the aroma. Keep aside.
    3. Preparing the main dish:
    4. Add 1 tsp of oil, lemon juice and salt to taste to the raw rice. Pressure-cook with 2 cups of water (3 whistles).
    5. Put concentrated tamarind paste, jaggery and 1 cup of water in a pan and bring to boil. Simmer for some time until the quantity reduces to half.
    6. Scrape the bitter gourd and cut into pieces. Add salt and 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder. Keep aside for 30 minutes.
    7. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a big deep pan. Add the mustard seeds, urad dal and cumin seeds.
    8. When the seeds splutter, add the onion and green chillies.
    9. When the onion turns translucent, add 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder and the bitter gourd and saute well.
    10. Cook the bitter gourd until tender.
    11. Add the roasted masala mixture and mix well. Then add the tamarind jaggery mixture.
    12. Cover and cook until the bitter gourd is fully cooked (Add 2 tbsp of water if the mixture is too dry).
    13. Add salt and let the preparation simmer.
    14. Add the cooked rice, mix well and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
    15. Garnish with coriander and curry leaves.
    16. Recipe courtesy: enelm.blogspot.in




     

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