Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Crunchy karele ki subzi with cashews

I Know I know what your thinking ... its bitter its bitter!!! I felt that too until I tried out this recipe at my mom's place. So go ahead give it a try, its super easy to prepare and tastes yum!!

250 gm karela (approximately 4 to 5 medium size karela)
1 small onion sliced thinly
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp red chili powder
1 tsp cumin seeds
50 gm cashew and raisins
1 tsp jaggery (Gur)
4 tsp oil

Crunchy Karele

1.Using  a peeler scrap the outer green skin of  all the karela gently, wash  well and slice them into 1/2 '' thin  round slices .Apply salt and turmeric and leave it for about an hour.Allow the karela to sweat ,after an hour squeeze out the water from the karela's. This will help to take out the bitter taste from karela.
2.Heat 4 tsp  oil in a wok, add cumin seeds, allow them to crackle, add the sliced onions,allow them to turn slightly golden brown , then add in karela, stir and cover to cook  them on low heat  for 10 to 12 minutes. As they soften add in cashews and raisins..
3.Continue cooking on medium heat till the karela appear lightly browned and crisp.Add 1 tsp jaggery and coriander powder,stir for 5 minutes and close burner.Serve them along with Indian bread as aside dish.

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