|khatta meetha karela|
Yes, the credit for this recipe goes to Chitra Balachander, a dear friend of mine. This lady boasts amazing culinary skills, with a repertoire rich in south Indian delicacies. Of course, she knows it all about north Indian food and other food varieties across India.
She shared this khatta meetha karela recipe a few days back, which tempted me to try the recipe myself. I have given it a try and found it as one of the best karela recipes ever.
The sweet & tangy bitter gourd stir fry goes well with rice, lentil curry, and any other gravy.
Here's a sneak peak into Chitra di's recipe:
|khatta meetha karela by Chitra Balachander|
1 tsp- mustard oil
6-7 karelas (bitter gourd)
turmeric, salt, jeera
1 big onion
1 tsp- tamarind paste
1 tsp- jaggery powder
red chilly powder
|sweet & tangy karela|
- Wash and cut karelas into round slices.
- Chop onion and mix with sliced karela.
- Sprinkle salt and haldi. Keep aside for 5 minutes.
- Heat oil in a nonstick pan. Add jeera.
- Let it splutter.
- Now add karela and onion.
- Stir well so that oil coats every single piece.
- Cover & cook for 8-10 minutes until half cooked.
- Open the lid and add tamarind paste and jaggery powder.
- Mix well and cover & cook for 5-8 minutes.
- Enjoy the khatta meetha karela.