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Kakarakaya Kura (Bitter Gourd stir fry)

6 years ago | Home Cooking
DESCRIPTION
Kakarakaya Kura (Bitter Gourd stir fry)
Ingredients

Bitter Gourd - 4 to 5 cut into round
Onion - 2 thinly sliced
Turmeric powder - 2 tsp
Tamarind
Salt to taste
Brown sugar (or) Powdered Jaggery - 2 tbsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida powder - 1/4 tsp
A few Curry leaves
To make Masala powder
Coriander powder - 1 tbsp
Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
Red chilli - 4 to 5
Fenugreek seeds - 1 tsp

Method:
1. Boil bitter gourd for about 10 minutes with salt, turmeric and tamarind to reduce the bitterness.

2. Strain the excess water and remove tamarind pulp.

3. To make masala powder - grind fenugreek seeds, coriander powder, fennel seeds and whole red chilles.

4. In a pan, heat 1 tbsp of oil and add mustard seeds to it. Once they start splattering, add asafoetida powder and curry leaves.

5. Add onions and sauté for a few minutes.

6. Add bitter gourd, masala powder, powdered jaggery/brown sugar and salt.

7. Cook for 5 minutes and it's ready to be served with rice or chapathi.








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