Karela fry (Bittergourd fry)Tweet
A healthy stir fry vegetable cooked with spices.
- Bittergourd - 4
- Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
- Cumin seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
- Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
- Red chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
- Salt to taste
- Sugar -1 teaspoon (optional)
- Oil - 3 tablespoons
Deseed and chop the bittergourd into small pieces.
Apply salt to the bittergourd pieces and set aside for half an hour.
Squeeze the water out of the bittergourd pieces.
Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds. Allow it to crackle. Add cumin seeds and fry for 30 seconds.
Add bittergourd pieces and stir fry on a medium flame for 10 to 15 minutes.
Add salt, turmeric powder and red chilli powder. Mix well and stir fry till the bittergourd pieces are crispy brown.
Add 1 teaspoon of sugar and combine together. Serve hot with rice or rotis.