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Plain Masaledar Karele Recipe

Plain Masaledar Karele is a popular Indian Starter
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On :
Thursday, 12 May, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Starter Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Stewed Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


  • 3 karele (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 & 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 pinch Asafoetida
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • How to Make Plain Masaledar Karele:

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


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