Here’s an interesting way to make karela without deep-frying them. Karela onion sabzi is a simple yet delectable recipe which requires less effort and is less time consuming. Its easy and requires very few ingredients. Sure no one would really guess bitter karela taste in it! it is very good for health specially for diabetes.Bitter gourds has been shown to contribute to weight loss. Over a period of 23 weeks, those eating the diet containing bitter melon lost 7 kilos.Bitter melon comes in a variety of shapes and sizes .Bitter melon(gourd) has been found to increase insulin sensitivity. some people don’t like it because of bitter taste. If you wish to prepare this subzi for dinner, I suggest you keep the salted karela aside in the morning to ensure that all the bitterness is removed.Karela sabzi. Today i am using less oil for karela. (Easy way).
Ingredients For the karelas
6-7 bitter gourds (karela)
3 cup sliced onions(pyaz)
2-3 chopped green chilli(hari mirch)
1 tbsp chopped garli(lehsun)
1/2 tbsp chopped ginger(adrak)
1 tsp fennel seeds (saunf)
1 tsp cumin seeds(jeera)
1/4 tsp coriander (dhania) powder
1/4 tsp red chilli powder(lal mirch)
a pinch of turmeric powder (haldi)
1/4 tsp dried mango powder (amchur)
1/4 tsp garam masala(spices powder)
2 tsp oil
salt to taste
Pinch of asofatida (hing)
Method For the karelas
Peel the karelas and cut into round slice.
Add salt all over the karelas. Keep aside for at least 2 to 3 hours.
Squeeze out all the water, wash the karelas and keep aside.
Take a heated pan and put some oil.Now add fennel seeds, cumin seeds, asofatida.when the seeds crackle add green chilli ,garlic, ginger and onions cook for 2 min at medium flame .
Now add Turmeric powder or salt.mix it well and cook for 10 -15 min at low flame.
when it look like brown add coriander powder ,garam masala , red chilli powder, dry mango powder. mix it well and cook for 5-6 min at low flame .
Now add some chopped coriander leaves . You can serve it with rice dal or roti .
crispy karela is ready to eat!!!!!!!!!!!!