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Crispy Karelas

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Total Time:
4.5 hours
Serves:6
Rated 5 based on 100 votes
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Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Deep-Fry Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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Ingredients

  • 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

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