Chatpat microwave karela fry

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

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Microwave Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 300g - karela with tender seeds, grated fine
  • Salt
  • 1 tbsp - jaggery powder
  • 1/2 tbsp - aamchur powder
  • 2 tsp - dhania powder
  • A pinch of turmeric
  • 2 tsp - chopped, coriander leaves
  • 1.5 tsp - red chilli powder
  • 6 peeled, crushed garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp - oil
  • 1 tbsp - ground nuts, dry fried and powdered

How to Make Chatpat microwave karela fry

  • Mix karela with salt and amchur powder and keep aside for 1/2 hour
  • After 1/2 hour, squeeze the karela to remove moisture
  • This also removes most of the bitterness
  • Place this in a microwave safe bowl, add 1 tablespoon oil, crushed garlic, dhania powder and red chilli powder (a pinch of salt if required) and mix thoroughly.
  • Cook covered under microwave high for 4 min, stirring after 2 mins.
  • Add jaggery powder and mix well, microwave high for 2 mins.
  • Check the curry and micro high again for another 1 or 2 mins if necessary (depending on the type of oven).
  • Remove from oven and sprinkle coriander leaves and ground nut powder.
  • Mix and allow standing time.
  • This is a very tasty and healthy curry especially for diabetics (omit jaggery for them).
  • Can be served with plain rice/chapatti/poori.