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Khatte Karele
Khattey Karele is a delicious lunch recipe.


       Ingredients How to?

4 Karela (Bitter Gourd)
1 cup Coconut (grated)
1 tbsp Jaggery Powder
3 tbsp Tamarind Pulp (Imli pulp)
1 tsp Cumin Seeds
2 tsp Sesame Seeds
1 tbsp Coriander Seeds
4 Red Chilies (dry)
Salt to taste

First, slit karelas horizontally and remove the seeds.
Chop them into big enough pieces.
Add salt and mix the karelas well. Set them aside for an hour.
Heat the oil in pan and roast sesame seeds until they splutter.
Remove and keep aside.
Heat one teaspoon oil in kadai and add coriander and cumin seeds to it.
Next add red chilies and fry for a minute.
To this mixture, add coconut and fry again for a minute.
Grind sesame seeds and other fried spices with a little water to form a thick paste.
Wash well karela pieces with water and cook them in oil until soft.
Now add tamarind pulp, jaggery and the masala paste to the karelas.
Mix well.
Add salt and cook it for 2 to 3 minutes.

Suggestions: Serve hot with roti or rice.

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