Karela Bhutti

A simple side dish for rice

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Karela Bhutti

A simple side dish for rice

Category : Vegetarian, Curries

By Mala Shenoy

Published On: 04 Jun 2014

Rating: 3
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20 Minutes
Served : 3
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Step 1 Karela Bhutti Recipe

Step 1

Cut the bitter gourd into even sized pieces like chopped onions and apply salt and keep aside for 30 minutes.

Step 2

Roast the whole red chilies and the coriander seeds for 1 - 2 minutes.

Step 3 Karela Bhutti Recipe

Step 3

Grind the grated coconut, red chilli, tamarind, and coriander seeds to a coarse paste. (salt has already been added to the bitter gourd so at this stage add as required)

Step 4 Karela Bhutti Recipe

Step 4

Use very little water while grinding the masala. The masala should be coarse and dry.

Step 5

Squeeze the water from the bitter gourd to remove the bitterness.

Step 6 Karela Bhutti Recipe

Step 6

Heat oil in a pan and fry the bitter gourd till it becomes brown in color and is cooked. (No water is to be added to the karela).

Step 7

Remove the bitter gourd from the oil and keep aside and in the same oil fry the chopped onions till translucent in color.

Step 8 Karela Bhutti Recipe

Step 8

To the onions add fried bitter gourd, ground coconut masala and jaggery and stir fry for 5 - 7 minutes on a slow gas stirring all the while.

Step 9

Serve with rotis or with dal and rice.

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