Monday, December 22, 2014

Kakarakaya Fry/Bitter gourd Fry

Kakarakaya Fry/Bitter gourd Fry

If we ask which veggie you don't like, many will tell one common name, that is Bitter gourd, which is known as Kakarakaya in Telugu Language. Many don't like it due to it's bitterness. But it is one of my and my hubby's favorite vegetable. Today's  recipe is kakarakaya fry/bitter gourd fry, which is very easy to prepare and taste good. It will be little bitter, little sweet and little spicy.

Serves : 2
  • Kakarakaya/Bitter gourd - 4, Medium size
  • Onion - 1
  • Green chillies - 2, split lengthwise
  • Mustard seeds/Avvalu - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal/Minapappu - 1 tsp
  • Red chilli powder -  1/2 tsp
  • Cumin-Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  • Ginger-garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - 8
  • Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp, chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • Turmeric powder - 1tsp
  • Sugar - 2 tbsp or to taste
  • Oil - 2 tbsp

  • Lightly peel the skin of Bitter gourd if u want. Wash Bitter gourds and slice into thin round pieces.
  • Sprinkle 1 tbsp salt and little turmeric powder on sliced Bitter gourd, mix and leave them for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes squeeze them to remove the bitterness. If want to remove more bitterness wash the Bitter gourd pieces once again.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, urad dal. When mustard seeds splutter and urad dal turn brown add green chilli, curry leaves, onion, turmeric powder and little salt.
  • When onion turn transparent ginger-garlic paste and cook for a minute and add Bitter gourd and cook with lid on for 10 to 12 minutes. Mix in between.
  • Add cumin-coriander powder, red  chilli powder, sugar and salt, mix and cook till Bitter gourd cook completely. 
  • garnish with coriander leaves and serve with rice.

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