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Masaledar Karele Recipe

Masaledar Karele is a popular Indian Side Dish
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On :
Friday, 26 August, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Side Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Saute Recipe
Difficulty :
Preparation Time :
5 hours
Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


  • 3 Karela (bitter gourd)
  • 2 Green chillies
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger grated
  • 1/2 Tomato chopped
  • 4-5 Tamarind pieces inch long
  • 1 stalk Curry leaves
  • 2-3 sprigs coriander chopped
  • 1/2 tsp each mustard and Cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp Molasses or Sugar
  • 1.5 tsp Red Chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Dhania powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp Garam Masala
  • 2-3 pinches Asafoetida
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • Sour buttermilk to soak Karela
  • How to Make Masaledar Karele:

    1. Slice bitter gourd into thin discs. Soak in sour buttermilk for 4 hours.
    2. Drain, wash, sprinkle liberally with salt.
    3. Keep aside for 1 hour. Rub slices well with hand, wash and drain.
    4. Boil in water till soft to touch, drain, wash again, drain, keep aside.
    5. Heat oil in a heavy pan, add mustard and cumin seeds, asafoetida, allow to splutter.
    6. Add curry leaves, ginger, tomato, chillies, tamarind pieces. Stir.
    7. Mix all dry masalas in 1/2 cup water to form a paste, and add to pan.
    8. Cook till oil separates. Add karela slices and stir well. Add molasses.
    9. Stir and simmer for 3-4 minutes. Garnish with chopped coriander.
    10. Serve hot or cold with chapattis.


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