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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.
- Wash and slit the karelas lengthwise in the centre, so as to keep them whole.
- Scoop out a little centre portion of the karelas without breaking them.
- Combine the ginger paste, garlic paste, salt and cumin seeds powder and mix well.
- Stuff the karelas with this mixture and gently press them to close the opening.
- Heat oil in a pan, add the onions and saute till they turn golden brown.
- Add the turmeric powder and mix well.
- Place the karelas carefully into the oil and cook on a slow flame till the karelas are cooked.
- Add tamarind pulp, salt and chilli powder, mix well and cook for a few minutes.
- Serve with rice.
This recipe was contributed by shahreema on 03 Oct 2011
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