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Karela Sabji Recipe

Karela Sabji is a popular Indian Side-Dish
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On :
Friday, 21 July, 2017
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Side-Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Saute Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 4
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  • 4 - medium sized karelas
  • 1 - onion, medium, chopped
  • 3 - Garlic flakes, chopped finely
  • 1/2 inch ginger, finely chopped
  • 2-3 - green chillies, finely chopped
  • 2 - tomatoes, medium sized, sliced
  • Dry spices:
  • 1 tbsp - amchur powder
  • 1/2 tsp - chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp - coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp - Cumin seeds (jeera)
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp - oil for frying
  • 2 tbsp - coriander leaves, finely chopped (for garnishing)
  • How to Make Karela Sabji:

    1. First peel the karelas and wash them in hot water, then cut the karelas into thin circles.
    2. Let little moisture remain and then put them in a bowl sprinkle a little salt and cook it in the microwave for 3-4 mins.
    3. Don't cover the bowl.
    4. Once it is done keep it aside.
    5. Take oil in a kadai and add cumin seeds.
    6. Once it splutters add the onion, garlic, green chillies and ginger.
    7. Fry till brown.
    8. Add all the dry spices.
    9. Cook for some time and then add the karela to it and fry for sometimes till the masala get mixed.
    10. Taste for salt as you had already sprinkled some salt while cooking it in microwave, and then add some more as per taste.
    11. Add the sliced tomatoes and let it cook for some time.
    12. Add the coriander leaves and serve with chapattis or rice and dal.


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