Monday, November 13, 2006

Kakarakaya Fry



*Kakarakaya /bittergourd- 400 g frozen packet cut in round circles( put in warm water wash and squeeze the water from the pieces and put in a plate) add little salt and little turmeric mix well.

Heat a flat nonstick skillet add 4 tbsp oil heat it up add bitter gourd pieces , cover and stir every now and then and fry well until cooked through but not charcoal.

For these fried pieces add 1tsp chiili powder, 1/2 tsp turmeric, salt to taste mix well and keep aside.

*Take mortar or pestle put 6 cloves of garlic and 5 tbsp of dessicated coconut and pound together until finely.

In the same non.stick skillet heat 3 tbsp of oil, add 1 tsp of mustard seeds cover and pop, add curry leaves immediately add pounded garlic mixture mix well add 1 tspn of mtr Sambhar powder or any other brand sambhar powder mix well, add bittergourd pieces which is been marinated earlier and fry well until it is cooked and tastes great. what can I say it is yumyum........

Serve it with Sambhar or Red lentil dal or Mushroom palak korma, Rice and Yoghurt on side.


Tip:

If you are in a hurry, instead of pounding fresh garlic put the dried garlic flakes handful + desiccated coconut in coffee grinder and pulse few secs.

Be careful while frying it will burn quickly. So adjust timing accordingly.

© 2006 by Rajani Rayudu

21 comments:

push said...

Hi...

I have followed this recipe and this tastes great !!
Thanks!

Pushpa

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Pushpa,

Thanks for your feed back. I am glad it turned out great.........

cheers
rajani

Veena said...

HI,

Thanx a lot for this yum recipe, turned out very tasty!

Veena

sudeesha said...

I always hated kakarakaya...but your recipe looks interesting...will try now...and let u know the result... :)

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Veena,

Thanks for your feed back. I am glad you liked it.

cheers
rajani

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Sudeesha,

I just love kakarakaya, ya I know some like it or hate it.
But, it is good for health. Do try this dish you might like it. Try deep frying earlier, so that bitterness will go away. Let me know the results.

cheers
rajani

sudeesha said...

Hey Rajini,
Your recipe is just wonderful and my curry for the day turned out to be a highlight! I usually get applauses for my sambar, but today the kakarakaya fry scored more points...and Thanks to you, all the hatred I had towards this bitter vegetable just vanished with one try of you recipe!

Cheers,
Sudeesha

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Sudeesha,

I am glad you finally liked the vegetable. Thanks for your feed back..........

cheers
rajani

sameera said...

rajani garu kakarakaya fry superb,chala bagundhi.

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Sameera,

Thanks for your feed back. Miku nachi nanduku chala santosham, mari denitho serve chesaru?

cheers
rajani

usha said...

hi,In this Karela fry, shall we use dry coconut powder also?

Do we make coconut powder and garlic paste or powder??? Waiting for your reply soon...

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Usha,

dessicated coconut means dried coconut (if you are in India you have to grate it first with shredder, otherwise we get ready made shredded dry coconut) add this to pestle (rubbu rollu in telugu)along with garlic and pound together.

cheers
rajani

Vasavi Ravuri said...

HI Rajani,

All your recipes are sooo good. I tried kakarakaya fry it turned out amazing..however i would prefer to add 1 tsp of sugar...it caramelizes and adds more taste.


Regards
vasavi

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Vasavi,

I am glad you like the dish. I think your tip works great with Indian fresh bittergourd as they are very chedu in taste.

cheers
rajani

vasavi said...

Hi Rajani,

We cannot find fresh indian kakarakaya in sydney.. I use frozen only..anyways i pefer little sweet ;)

Happy cooking and keep posting some more delicious recipes...

chanti said...

hello andi,me recipe chala bagundi kani nenu try chesanu i cant make kakarakaya brown like urs,extra oil kuda use chesanu.(fresh kakarakaya not frozen).chedu kuda koncham undi emanna tip ivvagalara.frozen use cheste curry tvaraga avtunda.....

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Chunti,

frozen vadithe cutting pani tapputhundi. shallow fry chese kanna deep fry chesi vundalisindi first, then do the second bit. microwave vunte put curry back and cook again for few mins and see.

cheers
rajani

Sreekanth said...

Very Good Recipe andi! Tried it today and it turned out "Just Aweeeesome" :) Nijamgaa Amma chesinatte undhi.
Thank you!

Rajani Rayudu said...

Hi Sreekanth,

Thanks for your lovely comments.

cheers
rajani

sri devi said...

i liked ur recipe i will try it now

Anonymous said...

thanks! chedu ga ledu, thiyyga vundi!