Kakarkaya/Bittergourd Fry

Bittergourd fry

Kakarkayalu called Bitter gourd in english as the name suggests is bitter and needs a lot of cleaning before it is cooked to reduce the bitterness. Generally i scrape off the skin for stuffed curry or for pulusu( it takes time but its worth doing it) but for this fry no hazzle of much cleaning to do.

Ingredients:

  1. Kakarkayalu – 5 (Fresh) or  Frozen(1 pack)
  2. Mustard seeds- 1tsp
  3. Curry leaves – few
  4. Turmeric – 1tsp
  5. Salt to taste
  6. Sambar powder – 1tsp
  7. Chilli powder – 1tsp
  8. Garlic powder – 1tsp(U can use garlic cloves too)
  9. Oil – 4tsp

cut bitter gourd and turmeric

Method:

  • Cut the Kakarkayalu into round circles,remove the seeds( or  if u  use the frozen ones, wash them in warm water,squeeze the water from them)add turmeric  and mix well.
  • In a  skillet heat  oil, add mustard seeds , curry leaves , kakarkayalu,salt and fry stirring in between till they are soft and cooked.
  • To this add garlic powder, sambhar powder ,chilli powder and fry for another 5min till they are nice and crispy.
  • Tastes good as a side dish and also with rice.

4 responses to this post.

  1. Hi Mdhori
    just today i want to prepare this dish.but some how i changed my mind to capsicum.and when i see this i am craving for this..the tomorrow’s menu will be with this definitely..

    Reply

  2. I’ve seen so much of your blog over this months but i never said Thank You! you’ve been quite an inspiration for me.

    Reply

  3. Posted by sureshsvn on April 12, 2011 at 1:53 am

    Good one thanks.

    Reply

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