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Karela Curry
By : vidya
Category : Vegetables, India series
Servings : 2
Time Taken : 15-30 mins
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  1. Wash and cut the bitter gourd/karela into thin round slices.
  2. Heat a few tablespoons of oil for frying in a pan.
  3. Lightly fry the karela for a few minutes on low heat.
  4. Take care not to burn them.
  5. Take them out of the pan and keep aside.
  6. Using the same oil, add sliced onions and fry till they turn slightly brown.
  7. Add chopped tomatoes and green chillies and mix well.
  8. After a minute or so, add the bitter gourd pieces
  9. Add the powders - coriander, cumin, red chilli, turmeric and dry mango powder and give it all a good mix.
  10. Add salt to taste.
  11. Once the karelas are well coated with the powders and fried, turn off the stove transfer into a bowl.
  12. Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves. Serve with roti/pulao.
  13. For those who wish to remove the bitterness from the karela pieces you may
  14. Soak the cut pieces in salt and water for about 10-15 minutes. Drain them out on paper towel before frying OR
  15. Boil the karela pieces in tamarind water and follow the same steps described above.
  16. This curry tastes good for who love the taste of Karela in its bitter form.
4-5 medium size tender karela (bitter gourd)
1 medium sized onion, cut into strips
1 medium sized tomato, finely chopped
Two green chillies � finely chopped
1/2 tsp coriander (dhania) powder
1/2 tsp cumin (jeera) powder
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp dry mango powder (amchur)
A pinch of turmermic powder
Finely chopped coriander leaves for garnishing (optional)
Salt to taste
Oil for frying
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