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kakarakaya bagara
kakarakaya bagara

Recipe Name

: kakarakaya bagara

Author

: Teluguone

Preparation Time

: 15min

Cooking Time

: 20min

Yield

:4 (4 servings)

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Published On

: May 25, 2011

Recipe Category

: Vegetarian

Recipe Type

: Meals

Total Time

: 45min

Ingredient
: kakaragaya
Description
:

Bitter gourd ( kakara kaya) is good for diabetes and stomach ailments. This recipe reduces the bitterness of kakarakaya and is more palatable.

Nutrition
:

Nutrition

Ingredients
:
  • Small tender karelas or
  • Regular sized ones - ½ kg
  • Onions - 2
  • Ginger -2” piece
  • Garlic pods -6
  • Coconut (grated) -1 tbsp
  • Cinnamon sticks -2
  • Cloves - 2
  • Jaggery - 1 cm cube
  • Red chilies -6
  • Oil -8 tsp
  • Coriander seeds -1 tsp
  • Coriander leaves - 1 tsp
  • Salt and turmeric - as required
  • Tamarind - lemon sized ball
Instructions
:
  1. scrape the outside of kakara kaya and cut into required shape.
  2. extract pulp of soaked tamarind add ½ cup of water, bring to boil in a pan and cook the karela pieces till tender.
  3. Strain the tamarind juice if any and keep aside. 2 grind coconut, red chilies, ginger, garlic, cinnamon, cloves, coriander seeds into a paste add chopped onion and grind again.
  4. 3 heat oil in a pan add the ground masala and fry till it turns light brown in color then add the cooked karelas , salt, jaggery and turmeric cook on low heat.
  5. Add the strained tamarind water if needed. Take into a serving dish garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve.
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