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Mughlai Karela/ Sweet and Sour Karela

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Sweet and sour Mughlai Karela/Bitter Gourd

Mughlai Karela – Sweet and sour bitter gourd stir fry recipe | karela stir fry recipe with step by step instructions. This recipe is popularly known as Khatta Meetha Karela. A very unusual sweet and tangy taste with the bitterness of Bitter gourd. Some people may dislike the karela because of the bitterness in the taste. However, if the bitter gourd recipes are cooked properly, they turn out to be amazing …Try this recipe for you kid’s they will start eating bitter gourd !!

I always disliked all the recipes of bitter gourd. However, my attitude against bitter gourd was changed by my husband. He loves bitter gourd especially sweet and sour, stir fry and stuffed bitter gourd. You will find most of the recipes in my blog. Today I am sharing a Punjabi style recipe shared by my mom. In this recipe, we extract all the bitterness of karela by soaking it in salt and later rinsing it with cold water.

Bitter gourd/ Karela has several health benefits and offers myriad medicinal properties. Firstly, It helps to improve immunity and fight against infections. Secondly, bitter melon or bitter gourd can help reducing or cure diabetes. Furthermore, It can help reduce blood sugar.

Khatta Meetha Karela goes very well with roti or chur chur paratha.

Finally, I would like to suggest you few more recipes from my blog

Mughlai Karela/ Sweet and Sour Karela

Recipe by MINAL SHARMA
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes
Calories

300

kcal

Ingredients

  • Karela / bitter guard …….. 4-5 mid-size

  • Onion……………. 3 big

  • Green chilli………..2

  • Garlic …………….7-8 cloves, crushed

  • Tomatoes ……….3 big

  • Cumin seed………1/2 tsp

  • Fennel seeds powder……1/2 tsp

  • Coriander powder…………1/2 tsp

  • Red chilli powder……………1/4 tsp or as per taste

  • Turmeric powder…………..1/4 tsp

  • Salt ….as per taste

  • Tamarind paste …………..1 1/2 tsp

  • Sugar ………………………….. 1 tsp

  • Mustard oil ………………….4 tbsp

Directions

  • Chop bitter gourd into medium pieces, remove the seeds and spongy centres. transfer the sliced bitter gourd into a large bowl and add a tsp of salt. mix well and allow it to rest for 20-30 minutes. now rinse the bitter gourd under cold water.
  • Chop onion, green chillies and tomatoes keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan adds cumin seeds stir and put garlic paste in it. mix for a min and add onion, green chillies stir till light brown in colour adds bitter gourd in it mix well and add all the dry ingredients in it.
  • Mix, cover and cook till bitter gourd becomes tender.
  • Add tomatoes to it and mix well. add tamarind paste and sugar, cover and cook till done and oil separated.
  • Garnish with green coriander and serve hot with Indian bread

Recipe Video

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