Sweet And Hot Karela Curry

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 2- Medium sized bitter gourd (karelas)
  • 1 cup - Grated Coconut
  • 3-4 - Red Chillies 3-4
  • 2-3 tsp - Jaggery grated
  • 2 tsp - Urad dal
  • 2 tsp - Chana dal
  • 1 tsp- Jeera | Mustard Seeds, Hing, Curry Leaves for tadka
  • 3-4 tsp - Oil
  • 1/2 cup - Lemon Juice
  • 2 tsp - Tamarind Pulp
  • Salt to taste

How to Make Sweet And Hot Karela Curry

  • Wash and chop karelas and keep in a bowl containing lemon juice and salt for about an hour before cooking to take away the bitter taste.
  • Dry roast urad dal, chana dal, red chillies and jeera.
  • Add all these ingredients with grated coconut and make masala paste.
  • Take oil in a flat bottomed vessel and fry karelas after thoroughly squeezing them dry.
  • Once they are fried, add tamarind pulp and jaggery and cook the karelas.
  • Add the masala paste while cooking and add water to thin the curry according to the requirement.
  • Bring it to boil and season with mustard, curry leaves and hing.
  • This tastes great with Rice, Dosa, Adai and even Upma.