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Karela kachri Recipe

Karela kachri is a popular Indian Main
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On :
Monday, 25 April, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Main Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Deep Fry Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 4
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  • 500 gm - medium-sized Karela
  • 250 gm - Onions (sliced
  • 1/2 cup - oil
  • 3 tsp - salt
  • 2 tsp - coriander powder
  • 1 tsp - chilli powder (or to taste)
  • 2 tsp - Sugar
  • 1 tbsp - Lemon juice
  • How to Make Karela kachri:

    1. Scrape the karelas and cut in rounds. Rub 2 tsp salt on them and leave for about 5-6 hours.
    2. Knead the karelas well with the hands till they become soft and the bitter water is removed.
    3. Wash them 2-3 times with fresh water and squeeze well.
    4. Heat the oil in a kadai and fry the onions at medium temperature till they are golden brown and crisp -
    5. Remove and keep in a soup-strainer to drain the oil or keep on grease-proof paper.
    6. In the same oil, add the karelas and fry at medium temperature till they become evenly brown.
    7. Add about 1/2 tsp salt, coriander powder, chilli powder, sugar and lemon juice and add 2 tbsp of water to soften the karelas (if crisp karelas are required, do not add water).
    8. Mix crisp fried onions before serving.


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