Monday, August 02, 2010
Kakarakaya stuff fry/Bitter gourd stuff fry
Kakarakaya/karela/bitter gourd is my favourite veg,but i hardly make it at home as no one in my house eat it.When ever i am with my mom i make sure that she cooks kakarakaya for me.I have blogged about kakarakaya fry before and now it is stuff fry.
Kakarakaya/Kerala/Bitter gourd 7 nos
Oil 3 tbsp
For stuffing :-
Onions finely chopped
Senaga pindi/Besan/powder 2 tbsp
Garam masala powder 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder 1/2 tsp
Red chilly powder 1/2 tsp
Oil 1 tbsp
Salt as per taste
Fry onions in the oil until light pink colour.Add coriander powder,garam masala powder,salt and red chilly powder.Saute for 2 minutes.
Lastly add besan.Fry till you get nice aroma and besan changes colour.Keep aside to cool.
Scrap the outer skin of kakarakaya/karela.Steam in a cooker for 6-7 minutes.Once cool slit the kakarakaya length wise and remove the pulp.
Fill the kakarakaya with the stuffing as seen in the picture below and tie each kakarakaya with the thread.
Take oil in a pan and shallow fry kakarakaya until golden colour.The flame should be on a medium.Saute frequently and take care not to over fry/burn them.Once the karela are fried sprinkle the left over stuffing and again saute of a min.
Once they are fried remove the thread and serve with rice and sambar.