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Chatpat microwave karela fry
By : Uma Devi Ramachandra
Category : Vegetables, Andhra recipes, Microwave recipes
Servings : 2
Time Taken : 15-30 mins
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  1. Mix karela with salt and amchur powder and keep aside for 1/2 hour
  2. After 1/2 hour, sqeeze the karela to remove moisture
  3. This also removes most of the bitterness
  4. Place this in a microsafe bowl, add 1 tablespoon oil, crushed garlic, dhania powder and red chilli powder (a pinch of salt if required) and mix thoroughly.
  5. Cook covered under microwave high for 4 min, stirring after 2 min.
  6. Add jaggery powder and mix well, microwave high for 2 min.
  7. Check the curry and micro high again for another 1 or 2 min if necessary (depending on the type of oven).
  8. Remove from oven and sprinkle coriander leaves and ground nut powder.
  9. Mix and allow standing time.
  10. This is a very tasty and healthy curry especially for diabetics (omit jaggery for them).
  11. Can be served with plain rice/chapathi/poori.
300g - karela with tender seeds, grated fine
1 tbsp - jaggery powder
1/2 tbsp - amchur powder
2 tsp - dhania powder
A pinch of turmeric
2 tsp - chopped coriander leaves
1&1/2 tsp - red chilli powder
6 - peeled, crushed garlic cloves
1 tbsp - oil
1 tbsp - ground nuts, dry fried and powdered
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