Karela Ka Salan

Sometimes you need a change from the regular curry with the regular vegetables. So here is my new recipe with bitter gourd (hagalkayi in kannada and karela in Hindi) ka salan.I usually use this bitter gourd to make gojju and frying it with salt and pepper...Well, now this is the a new recipe and it is very delicious. Try it...



Ingredients

  • Karela / Hagalkayi / Bittergourd - 6
  • Tamarind pulp - 1 tsp
  • Jaggery to taste
  • Water - 1/2 cup
  • Garam Masala -1 tsp
  • Coriander leaves
  • Oil - 2 tsbp
For the Masala Paste :
  • Onion - 1, chopped
  • Ginger + Garlic - 1+1 tsp
  • Whole dry red chilli - 4 (acc to taste)
  • Dhaniya seeds / Coriander seeds - 1tsp
  • Jeera seeds / Cumin seeds - 1tsp
  • Til / Sesame Seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Roasted Peanuts - 1 tsp

Method for the Masala Paste
  • Heat pan add 1 tsp oil and fry all the above masala ingredients.
  • Grind into a paste in a blender. Keep aside
Method
  • Peel the skin of karela / bittergourd and remove seeds. Apply turmeric and salt keep aside for 1/2 hr
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add karela/bittergourd fry till they tender.
  • Add masala in to pan
  • Add salt, jaggery, tamarind, garam masala, water stir well
  • Cover and cook for 10minutes on low flame.
Ready to serve with Roti/Paratha




Recipe Source : Sanjeev Kapoor
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27 comments

Happy cook said...

This curry is new to me also.

Divya Vikram said...

Havent heard about such a curry with karela.Looks creamy!

Madhu/Ruchii said...

Brilliant Mala, who ever thought of using Karela in salan...
Yum..Nice reciepe.

anudivya said...

That is one awesome recipe. You are building a great collection here!

sowmya said...

that looks so tasty..am surely going to try making them,,bookmarked..

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

I dont make too much of karelas I either over fry them or leave them to sog... I just love your will follow ur recipe to success...

DEESHA said...

karela ka salan is new to me ... looks nice

Sagari said...

wowww , very nice recipe vanamala

deepu said...

Nice recipe, I like karela pickle and fried sliced karela but I never tried it in anything else, will try the salan for sure.
Thanks for visiting my blog.

Anonymous said...

Had tasted mirchi ka salan....thanks Vanamala...for the recipe....
rgds
Mangala

G.Pavani said...

hi,thanks for visting my blog..salan looks yummy n creamy... iliked it

Uma said...

wow, that looks so delicious.

LG said...

Sanjeev Kapoor is really great in creating such dishes. The curry looks delish Mala. Will keep this in mind.

Uj said...

Nice way to include karela. You have a very good collection of recipes:)

Anonymous said...

Mala,

Your picture of lemon pickle has been copied by the following blogger who has also copied rasam picture from archana's kitchen:

http://sagribow.sulekha.com/blog/post/2008/11/is-it-rasam-u-serve-what-a-rasamaya-gesture.htm

Vanamala said...

Anonymous
Thanks you ... oh god its my pickle pic...

Sharmi said...

hmm Karela ka salan sounds better than mirchi ka salan. yum looking pic. btw the can you pls tell me what is the name of the font you have used on your pic. Trying to create a new template for myself.

AnuSriram said...

This looks perfect and spicy! No wonder it makes a tasty side dish!

Vanamala said...

Thank you so much
HC, Divya, Madhu, Anudivya, Sowmya, Ramya, Deesha, Sagari, Deepu, Mangala, Pavani, Uma, Sharmi, Anu

Cham said...

It is really frustrating hearing day by day, someone stealing our hard work! Have u done something?
The karela looks creamy very new recipe, Good one!

Vanamala said...

Yes cham i blasted (there in the Sulekha comment section. I saw in the morning she / he removed my pics ..

Sharmi said...

Thanks a lot for the font Vanamala!
so nice of you. I was planning something new for my template.

vidhas said...

Very nice recipe and very new to me. I love karela

Cynthia said...

I've rarely cooked bitter gourd with a gravy but this looks delicious to have with rice.

Sharmi said...

hey Mala, visit my blog! I changed my template:) Thanks again!

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RecipeJuice said...

Nice Karela Curry recipe.. Can you cook for me..hehe,, Just kidding.

P/s If Someone want to make karela juice, visit my posting, i share karela juice recipe at here. :)