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Crispy Karelas Recipe

Crispy Karelas is a popular Indian Side Dish
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On :
Thursday, 23 March, 2017
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Side Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Deep Fry Recipe
Difficulty :
Preparation Time :
4 hours
Servings :
Serves 6
Rated 5 based on 100 votes


  • 10 - karelas, medium size
  • 2- onions, medium, thickly sliced
  • 1/2 cup - raw mango, finely sliced
  • 1/2 tsp - Amchoor powder
  • 1/2 tsp - Sugar
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tbsp - chilli powder
  • Oil for deep frying
  • 1/2 tsp - Fennel seeds
  • 1/2 tsp - Jeera
  • pickle oil (optional)
  • How to Make Crispy Karelas:

    1. Wash and peel karelas lightly and rub some salt and keep aside for four hours.
    2. Heat oil in a wok and deep-fry karelas till they become deep brown.
    3. Spread on paper towel for it to soak all the oil.
    4. Heat about 1 tablespoon of oil in a wok (mango pickle oil is preferred); add fennel seeds, sugar and jeera.
    5. Now add onions and saute on high flame, stirring constantly.
    6. Add the raw mango and stir fry.
    7. Add the remaining spices and cook for about 2 minutes. Make sure the onions don't get mushy.
    8. They should remain crisp and half cooked.
    9. Take a serving bowl and spread the fried karelas in that and spread this mixture on top.
    10. Serve hot with chapati and dal.


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