Wednesday, 28 August 2013


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250 gms baad ke karele (small bitter gourd)
2 medium sized onions thinly sliced
1 tbsp oil 
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp hing asafoetida powder
1  tsp salt or as per taste
1 tsp garam masala or sabzi masala
1/2 tsp amchoor powder
1/2 tsp sounf powder
1/2 tsp dhania powder
1/4 tsp red chili powder
1 tsp sugar


  1. Wash and cut the karelas in round thin slices.
  2. Sprinkle 1/2 tsp salt on to the karelas and keep them on rest for 3-4 hours.
  3. Drain out the liquid and discard it .
  4. Wash the karelas once again.
  5. Take the oil in a pan and when it is hot add the cumin seeds and the asafoetida (hing) powder.
  6. Now add the sliced onions and stir them till pink in color.
  7. Add the washed karelas and the rest of the salt and put a lid on the pan and cook the karelas till they become tender stirring occasionally.
  8. Now add red chili powder,sabzi masala,amchoor powder,sounf powder,dhania powder and the sugar and cook without lid for another five minutes on low flame.
  9. Serve hot with chapati or parantha.
If baad ke karele are not available then it can be made with normal karela the process is same except you need to peel the karelas before sprinkling salt on them.

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