Sunday, 10 September 2017

Saunfwale Karele ( Bittergourd Stir Fry )



Bittergourd is one vegetable which many people hate to eat. Luckily in my family we all love karela and so this vegetable is regularly used by me in meals . This simple stir fry using saunf ( fennel seeds ) tastes yummy and even those who don't like this bitter karela usually relished by those who  this dish . Try is and experience it yourself .


Ingredients :

3/4 ..................... bitter gourds ( karela )
2 ........................onions chopped
1 tsp ..................fennel seeds ( crushed )
1 1/2 tsp ............chilly powder
1/2 tsp................turmeric powder
1 tsp ..................dhana jeera powder
4 to 5 tbsp .........oil
salt to taste




Method :


Scrape the rough outer skin of bitter gourd and cut it into thin discs.

Apply some salt and keep aside for half an hour.

The karela will start leaving water squeeze out this water out of karela .

This reduces the bitterness to great extent.

In a non stick pan heat oil and add saunf .

Add the chopped onions and saute them translucent .

Now add the squeezed karela and stir fry well for 5 to 10 minutes .

Add masalas and salt and cook.

Do not cover the pan with the lid.

And keep stiring every 2 minutes.

Serve with rotis .




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