Kaju Karela no onion no garlic
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Kaju Karela an easy to make fatafat side dish which is with no onion no garlic. Pair it with choice of your dal and hot fulkas and you are sorted for one hearty meal.
Recipe type: Side dish
Cuisine: Indian Gujarati
Serves: 2
  • 3 Karela/Bitter Gourd
  • 4 tsp Cashew Nuts
  • 1-2 tbsp clarified butter
  • ¼th tbsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • Grated coconut 4 tbsp
  • Salt to Taste
  • Juice of half lemon
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing
  1. Scrape the karela or bitter gourd skin with a peeler and cut them into small roundels.
  2. If you wish remove seeds from it to make it taste less bitter.
  3. Rub good amount of salt all over, so that each karela piece is coated well.
  4. Don’t omit this step as this process of marinade in salt will make karela less bitter.
  5. Keep aside for 15 minutes.
  6. After 15 minutes wash the karela thoroughly under running water.
  7. Tap it dry with kitchen napkin.
  8. Now heat some clarified butter in a non stick pan.
  9. Add cashew nuts and roast them for few minutes till it acquires light brown colour.
  10. Transfer roasted kaju in a bowl and keep aside. In the same Kadai put clarified butter again. Add the karela pieces and saute for a while.
  11. Now add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and very little salt, as previously too, we have marinated karela with salt.
  12. Mix all the ingredients well and add grated coconut. Saute for a while.
  13. Cover the lid and cook on medium flame till the karela pieces are tender.
  14. Now mix all the ingredients well and add kaju pieces and cook for about 2-3 minutes.Delicious Kaju Karela sabji is ready.
  15. Sprinkle juice of lemon and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
  16. Serve hot with phulkas or chapati and dal of your choice.
Recipe by Yummy Tales Of Tummy at https://yummytalesoftummy.com/kaju-karela-no-onion-no-garlic/