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Karela Gravy Recipe

Karela Gravy is a popular Indian Side Dish
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On :
Tuesday, 28 March, 2017
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Side Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Braise Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 6
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  • Karelas (medium size) - 6
  • Onions (medium size) - 5
  • Garlic - 1 Clove
  • Dhania Powder - 2 tsp
  • Jeera powder - 1 tsp
  • Salt as needed
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Chilli powder - 1.5 tsp
  • Tamarind (small ball size)
  • Curd - 2 tbsp
  • Oil - 1/2 cup
  • How to Make Karela Gravy:

    1. First cut the karelas in 2 halves and carefully remove the seeds from the centre of the karelas with the help of a small tsp.
    2. Now dip the karelas in a little water along with the curd, salt and turmeric powder and boil for 10-15 mins.
    3. Remove from heat and squeeze the karelas lightly to remove the bitterness.
    4. Now deep fry the karelas until light brown and keep them aside.
    5. Cut the onions finely.
    6. Grind onions, garlic, jeera powder, dhania powder, chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt (don't grind the onions too much).
    7. Now take a large pan, pour oil and add the above masala.
    8. After 10 mins, add the fried karelas and a little amount of water, cover it with a lid and keep on low heat.
    9. You can serve this with rice or chapatti.


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