Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Most of the people discard few vegetables in their cooking list,one of them is bitter guard,according to research bitter guard has got lot of medicinal values,specially controlling insulin level in diabetic patients.All over the plant has many medicinal values.So please add this vegetable in your cooking list and get benefits of this veg.Pickling is made easier only we need is patience.

Some veggies like mango ,amla and tamarind,those are seasonal ,and you can store the pickles year long,but they are routine and people are trying different veggies to make pickles.Some of them are bitterguard,cucumber,cauliflower,ivy guard etc., , and some more with leafy veggies.I already posted some of the recipes,and even post more in the upcoming days.

 Alright coming to the recipe,this pickle is very tasty,and you cannot feel any bitterness of the veg.You can store this pickle in refrigerator for 2 to 3 months.I always make  small amount of pickle say up to 1 2 months.But you need to make some preparations,the recipe for this pickle as follows.

  1. Bitter guard/kakarakayalu/karela-6
  2. Red chili powder-2 tbs
  3. Salt-2 tbs+2 TEASPOONS
  4. Cumin fenugreek powder(roasted)-1/4Th teaspoon
  5. Turmeric-1/8th teaspoon
  6. Ginger garlic paste(prefer homemade)-1 tbs
  7. Oil-1 small cup
  8. Cumin ,mustard-1 teaspoon
  1. Wash the bitter guard,discard the edges,and chop into big strips or as u desire(seeds added)
  2. Now Boil them in hot water along with 2 teaspoons of salt  till soft and crunchy.This process makes to lose bitterness of the veggie
  3. Strain them and pat dry for 1 hour
  4. Now heat 1 cup of oil and deep fry the cooked bitter guard pieces to fine brown colour
  5. Set them a side
  1. In the same oil make seasoning,and cool it
  2. Now add the chili powder,turmeric and salt,mic well
  3. Add ginger garlic paste and mix thoroughly
  4. Now add the fried karela and mix
  5. Your pickle is ready to serve
  6. Only the thing is store the pickle in dry container and refrigerate
  7. Enjoy this pickle with rice,rotis.
  8. Please use measurements accordingly because the size of the veggies may varrie