Karela Pitla

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Rated : 4 Stars
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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How to Make Karela Pitla

  • Cut the karela into thin rounds.
  • Soak the tamarind in water.
  • Cook the dal in the pressure cooker.
  • Keep the cut karelas also in the cooker in a separate container.
  • Add 2 tbsp of tamarind juice to the karelas in the cooker (by doing this the bitterness is reduced).
  • Roast: coriander, channa dal, red chillies, pepper, urad dal.
  • Make a smooth paste of the above ingredients.
  • Remove the lid of the pressure cooker - mash the dal well to make a smooth paste.
  • Add the remaining tamarind pulp, salt, turmeric powder, curry leaves and bring it to boil.
  • Now add the masala paste.
  • Add water if necessary to bring it to a sambhar like consistency.
  • At the end, add the cooked karelas after pressing and squeezing excess water and bring to boil again.
  • Add the seasoning of mustard in hot oil.
  • Serve with rice and papads.