Tuesday, July 14, 2009


  1. Karela-4
  2. Finely chopped onion-1/2 cup
  3. Chopped green chilis-2 teaspoons
  4. tamarind paste- 2 to 3 tablespoons
  5. Oil-2 tablespoons
  6. cumin-1/2 teaspoon
  7. fenugreek seeds/menthulu-10 to 15
  8. Mustard-1 teaspoon
  9. Dry chilis-6
  10. CrushedGarlic pods-3 to 4
  11. Roasted chana dal powder-2 teaspoons
  12. Jaggery- small piece
  13. Paprica-1/8Th teaspoon
  14. Salt-to taste
  15. Turmeric-1/8th teaspoon

  1. Wash and peal the skin of karela,cut into big cubes and set a side
  2. Microwave karela in water added with 2 to 3 spoons of salt,cook until they are soft.
  3. Heat oil in a pan add cumin,mustard,fenugreek curry leaves,dry chili's, crushed garlic .Once they become light brown add chopped green chili's and onion.Cook until onion turns to light brown .
  4. Dilute roasted chanadal powder by adding some water.
  5. now add tamarind paste,once it starts boiling add roasted chanadal powder liquid and mix well.
  6. Now add karela, jaggery,paprika and turmeric.
  7. Adjust salt,don't add more as already we added while boiling karela's in microwave.
  8. Cook until done,serve hot with steamed rice or chapathi.