Karela Kootoo

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Total Time:
1 hour
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 - karela
  • 2 tbsp - check peas, soaked in water overnight and cooked
  • 1 tbsp - tur dal
  • Salt to taste
  • Jaggery - a little
  • 1/2 lemon size - tamarind juice
  • 1 tsp - rai
  • Curry leaves - a few sprigs
  • 1 tsp - coconut oil (for vaghar)

How to Make Karela Kootoo

  • Cut the karela into small pieces and keep aside with salt sprinkled on it for 1/2 hour.
  • Squeeze out the water and wash the karela well till all the bitter taste goes off.
  • Cook tuvar dal in a pressure cooker.
  • Take the tamarind juice, add jaggery, salt, haldi powder and the karela pieces and boil till the raw smell of the tamarind goes off.
  • Roast all ingredients for the masala and add coconut after putting off the gas.
  • Grind this masala in the mixie and add along with the boiled chick peas to the boiling mixture.
  • Mix well.
  • Lastly add cooked dal and mix well.