Bitter Gourd Rice - Karela Rice

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Nutrition facts:

240 calories calories, 9 grams fat

Course: Main Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Saute Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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How to Make Bitter Gourd Rice - Karela Rice

  • Preparing the masala:
  • Dry-grind the ingredients listed for preparation of the masala. Then dry-roast until you get the aroma. Keep aside.
  • Preparing the main dish:
  • Add 1 tsp of oil, lemon juice and salt to taste to the raw rice. Pressure-cook with 2 cups of water (3 whistles).
  • 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.
  • Scrape the bitter gourd and cut into pieces. Add salt and 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder. Keep aside for 30 minutes.
  • Heat 2 tbsp oil in a big deep pan. Add the mustard seeds, urad dal and cumin seeds.
  • When the seeds splutter, add the onion and green chillies.
  • When the onion turns translucent, add 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder and the bitter gourd and saute well.
  • Cook the bitter gourd until tender.
  • Add the roasted masala mixture and mix well. Then add the tamarind jaggery mixture.
  • Cover and cook until the bitter gourd is fully cooked (Add 2 tbsp of water if the mixture is too dry).
  • Add salt and let the preparation simmer.
  • Add the cooked rice, mix well and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Garnish with coriander and curry leaves.
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