Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Karela Stir Fry

For the second day of BM#35 , under healthy food or Diabetic diet my preparation is Stir fry Bitter gourd. This vegetable is considered to be most famous for Diabetic food .  For diabetics, it is essentially important to keep control of blood sugar levels. Certain natural foods and herbs are helpful in this condition. Amongst them, karela or the bitter gourd is reported to be extremely beneficial and is widely present in India. In recent studies it is found that Karela has natural blood sugar lowering properties. Read more about Karela and Diabetes here













Most of us hate karela for its bitter taste but this recipe will make you love karela . And the best example I can relate with is , yesterday night I prepared this stir fry and my daughter loved it. She asked to gave this stir fry in the lunch box too. The combinations of karela with raw mango and onions gives it a delicious taste. This is our family favorite recipe , my grand mother used to make it in mustard oil. So let's start the recipe . Yum






Ingredients:
250 gm Bitter gourd/Karela , thinly sliced
2 onions , finely copped
1 raw mango , grated
3 -4 green chillies , chopped
1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon red chilly powder
1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
Salt to taste
2 tablespoon olive oil

Method:
Sprinkle some salt over the washed and sliced Bitter gourd rounds. Keep it for 1 hour and then wash thoroughly in running water. Drain and dry with kitchen towel.
Heat oil in pan , add fenugreek seeds and fennel seeds . Let the seeds crackle and then add onions and green chillies . Sauté till brown in color .
Add grated raw mango , stir and add bitter gourd slices . Let it cook or 7-8 minutes .
Now add all the spices and salt . Cook for 1-2 minute .




Remove from heat and serve hot with chapati.



Enjoy!!



Serve -4. Cooking time -20 minutes

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Best regards,
Sapana Behl



14 comments:

Poornima Porchelvan said...

Very healthy stir fry. Adding raw mango is new to me;will surely try it.
Ongoing event - WTML with giveaway.

Smitha Kalluraya said...

So healthy they r.. olive oil , raw mango perfect. Loved the roti flower..

Srivalli said...

Karala is such a healthy option, though personally I don't eat..:)..like the way you have kept the rotis..adds as a good prop!

Navaneetham Krishnan said...

What is bitter is always good for healthy. I can digest the taste, what more when I have cook it for my other half. As said, one of the best remedy for diabetics. Shall try this lovely version you have shared.

Divya Shivaraman said...

i love karela but i cannot cook because my hubby wont eat, oh you are tempting me...with simple curd rice this will beat the taste buds

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Addition of raw mango is new to me,healthy curry..

Vimitha Anand said...

Healthy stir fry. my huss favorite

Tinku Ji said...

I love karela and i can eat it 24x7. Ur version loos too good

sangeetha pn said...

I love karela.. This seems to be delicious n worth a try

Chef Mireille said...

i hate this veggie but my mom loves it and now she even has her Italian friend eating it, partially for health benefits but they also both like it. I will pass on this recipe to them.

Suma Gandlur said...

I am bookmarking this for my husband. I am noticing another karela recipe today without sweetener. Interesting.

Padmajha PJ said...

This is our family fav! Love the way you have displayed the roti :)

Archana Potdar said...

Karela happens to be my favourite veggie. So this will happen at my place.

Pavani N said...

Karela & mango is a new combo for me, but it sure sounds delicious. Will have to try this out to see.

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