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Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Spicy Baked Karela (Bittergourd)

          For all the Karela (Bitter gourd) lovers - Here's something for you. A spicy baked karela fry. So no more deep frying. A healthy way of having your favourite veggie. Do try out this recipe and enjoy with hot steamed rice, green chilies / fried red chilies and a drizzle of some ghee as accompaniment. So check for a step by step method with pictures to prepare it.

  • 2-3 medium size karela (bitter melon)
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp. red chili powder
  • pinch of turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp. vinegar

          Cut the karelas into thick roundels. Wash and pat dry. In a bowl, mix together salt, turmeric powder, red chili powder and vinegar. 

         Rub this spice paste all over the karela pieces and keep aside for 5-10 minutes. Bake in a preheated microwave oven for 35-40 minutes at 200 degrees C. by flipping it over midway. 

          Enjoy with hot steamed rice with green chilies and a drizzle of some ghee.

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