Karela Gravy

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Braise Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • Karelas (medium size) - 6
  • Onions (medium size) - 5
  • Garlic - 1 clove
  • Dhania Powder - 2 tsp
  • Jeera powder - 1 tsp
  • Salt as needed
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Chilli powder - 1.5 tsp
  • Tamarind (small ball size)
  • Curd - 2 tbsp
  • Oil - 1/2 cup

How to Make Karela Gravy

  • First cut the karelas in 2 halves and carefully remove the seeds from the centre of the karelas with the help of a small tsp.
  • Now dip the karelas in a little water along with the curd, salt and turmeric powder and boil for 10-15 mins.
  • Remove from heat and squeeze the karelas lightly to remove the bitterness.
  • Now deep fry the karelas until light brown and keep them aside.
  • Cut the onions finely.
  • Grind onions, garlic, jeera powder, dhania powder, chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt (don't grind the onions too much).
  • Now take a large pan, pour oil and add the above masala.
  • After 10 mins, add the fried karelas and a little amount of water, cover it with a lid and keep on low heat.
  • You can serve this with rice or chapatti.