Bitter Gourd Curry (Kakarakayya Curry)

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Braise Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 2 - bitter gourds, cut into long strips
  • 1.5 tomato, cut into small pieces
  • 1 - onion
  • 2 - green chillies, cut lengthwise
  • 1 tbsp - red chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp - ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp - coriander powder
  • 1/2 tbsp - cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp - mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp - turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  • oil to cook and fry
  • curry leaves and coriander leaves to garnish

How to Make Bitter Gourd Curry (Kakarakayya Curry)

  • Take the bitter gourds which have been cut and wash with salt. Keep it aside.
  • Put the pan on the stove. After the pan gets heated, add oil to fry the bitter gourd.
  • Deep fry till the colour changes to light green.
  • Place them aside.
  • Now, heat the oil in the pan.
  • After the oil gets heated, add mustard seeds and then cumin seeds.
  • After they splutter, add green chillies.
  • After a few minutes, add onion and fry till the onion turns golden brown.
  • Now, add the turmeric powder and the ginger-garlic paste to it.
  • Now, add tomatoes. After tomatoes boil to a little extent, add the fried bitter gourd to it.
  • Wait for a while and then add red chilli powder and salt.
  • After it gets completely cooked, add coriander powder to it.
  • Garnish with curry leaves and coriander leaves.