Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Karela fry or kakarakaya karam

Karela fry or kakarakaya karam is one of my favorite curry. This curry is yummy with plain Dal. My MIL and my mom versions are different and tasty too. Today i will post my MIL's recipe. Soon will post my mom's recipe. You all know that karela is good for health eating once in a while my help in keeping our body healthy.


  1.  Karela / Kakarakaya                                1 big 
  2.  Salt                                                           To taste
  3. Turmeric                                                   A pinch

  • Onion                                                          1
  • Coconut                                                       3 medium pieces
  • Garlic Cloves                                                2
  • Chilly powder                                             1/2 spoon
Grind the above things in to fine paste and keep it aside.

  1. Curry Leaves                                                5 to 6
  2. Chana Dal                                                     1/2 spoon
  3. Dry Chilies                                                     2
  4. Jeera                                                             1/4 spoon

1.Remove karela outer layer with spoon or knife. Cut round pieces. Add salt and turmeric. Mix properly. Squeeze pieces and keep it a side.

2. Fry karela pieces in oil until it became golden brown color.

3. Take a pan pour oil. when oil became hot, add mustard seeds, Jeera, red chilies, Chanadal, curry leaves. Add grinded Masala  and little chilly powder fry for a minute. Add half tomato and fry until tomato cooked.

4.Add salt and turmeric and also add fried karela. Fry for few minutes and off the stove.