Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Bitter Gourd Fry ( Kakarakaya fry)

I am a picky eater. I used to not touch bitter gourd at all. But after marriage you cant cook only according to your tastes, so that is why i started making bitter gourd fry. Slowly i realized that it tastes gud with dal rice or sambar. Now a days I found myself adding bitter gourds to my shopping cart...:)


Bitter Gourd 1 lb
Onion 1/2 (chopped lengthwise)
Red chilli powder 1/2 tbsp
Turmeric 1/4 tbsp


Mustard seeds 1/2 tbsp
Cumin Seeds 1/2 tbsp.
Curry leaves
Chana dal 1/2 tbsp
Red Chilli 1


1. Cut bitter gourds into thin rounds.

2. In a pan heat oil and do the seasoning. Then add bitter gourd pieces and turmeric and salt. Keep it on medium low flame by closing the lid. After 5 mins remove the lid and stir occasionally.

3. When the bitter gourds are half done add chopped onions and fry till they are done.

4. Add red chilli powder and fry for 2 more mins. Serve with rice.

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