Masaledar Karela


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A spicy bitter gourd or karela vegetable preparation,masaledaar karela is a typical north indian recipe. The karela vegetable is easy to prepare and quite healthy! enjoy the spicy gourds with roti or rice.

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Masaledar Karela recipe - How to make Masaledar Karela

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  1. Wash and slit the karelas lengthwise in the centre, so as to keep them whole.
  2. Scoop out a little centre portion of the karelas without breaking them.
  3. Combine the ginger paste, garlic paste, salt and cumin seeds powder and mix well.
  4. Stuff the karelas with this mixture and gently press them to close the opening.
  5. Heat oil in a pan, add the onions and saute till they turn golden brown.
  6. Add the turmeric powder and mix well.
  7. Place the karelas carefully into the oil and cook on a slow flame till the karelas are cooked.
  8. Add tamarind pulp, salt and chilli powder, mix well and cook for a few minutes.
  9. Serve with rice.

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This recipe was contributed by shahreema on 03 Oct 2011

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