Showing posts with label bitter gourd recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label bitter gourd recipes. Show all posts

Sunday, 2 November 2014

KARELA ADAI

When I say karela adai, you must be thinking what is this? did not get any other items to make?  That was the expression of my husband when I served him this.  Though he made that expression, he was happy to eat that along with spicy chutney (though he does not eat much spicy food).

Karela or bitter gourd is having many medicinal values hence atleast once in a week must include in our diet.  The juice is given in empty stomach for diabetic people.  I love all the karela variety dishes so it is a must dish in a week for me.

Coming back to making adai, it is a simple preparation with the adai mavu (adai batter - rice and lentil mix).

karela adai: you tube
karela adai, bitter gourd adai


Saturday, 31 May 2014

BITTERGOURD RICE, KARELA BHATH

Most of the people does not like bitter gourd because of the bitter taste.  But when you consider the health benefits of this vegetable, you will definitely include the same atleast once in a week in your diet.  It is very good for the people who are suffering from diabetes.

I have made few varieties of dishes with bitter gourd.  pavakka curry,  bitter gourd sweet pachadi ,   bitter gourd pickle,   bitter gourd fry, Today when I was making stuffed karela for my husband, his favourtie dish, I thought of making the rice with it and it was a hit among my office colleagues.  They did not feel that they are eating karela bhath, instead one said it is bisibela bhath.

Whatever form you consume this vegetable, it is quite healthy and I am sure, you will definitely try this.



Let us look at the recipe now:

Monday, 9 December 2013

BITTER GOURD SWEET PACHADI

This bitter gourd pachadi is made out of the ripe bitter gourd which was grown in my balcony.  I had just left it to grow bigger, but  after reaching a particular size, it started ripening.  I thought I will take out the seeds out of it for replantation.  After taking out the seeds, I did not feel like throwing the same as it was looking so beautiful, thought of making pachadi (sweet )out of it.  It was really sumptuous with hot steamed rice and roasted papad.





Let us look at the recipe now:

1 ripe bitter gourd chopped finely
2 tbsp tamarind pulp
1 tbsp grated jaggery
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp plain rice flour
turmeric powder
salt to taste



Tempering:

1 tsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
4-5 fenugreek seeds
few curry leaves

Method:

Cook the bitter gourd with 1 cup of water with salt and turmeric powder.  when the water reduces to half, add the tamarind pulp and cook the same till the raw smell of tamarind goes of.  Mix the rice powder in little water and add chilli powder, jaggery  and the rice paste.  Cook for another two minutes.  Temper with the ingredients mentioned.  serve hot with steamed rice.

Second method:

1/4 cup coconut grind the same along with little cumin seeds, red chilli or green chilli and add to the pachadi when it is cooked.



You may also like to try : bittergourd bhath    pavakka curry,  bitter gourd sweet pachadi ,   bitter gourd pickle,   bitter gourd fry

Saturday, 3 August 2013

BIITER GOURD FRY, PAVAKKA FRY, KARELA FRY, KAIPPAKKA FRY - DIET FRIENDLY

BITTER GOURD FRY, PAVAKKA FRY, KARELA FRY, KAIPPAKKA FRY - DIET FRIENDLY



Karela or bittergourd or pavakka or kaipakka is bitter in taste but has got medicinal values as well as quite tasty if prepared well.  For diet friendly people, this method is quite ok with them as i have not used oil at all in this preparation.  I have already posted one recipe which is fried in oil.  Considering the health conscious people, i have made this in microwave oven and is cent percent diet friendly.  I could have very well  included the same in the same post but it will not serve the purpose much as people will think about frying them in oil only.


Saturday, 22 June 2013

KARELA FRY, BITTERGOURD FRY, PAVAKKA FRY, KAIPPAKKA FRY

Karela, bitter gourd, pavakka, is the name for this vegetable.  Though it is bitter in taste, it has got medicinal values and health properties.

I have adopted the method for making this  of Rajasthani Bhindi  recipe with slight changes.  But it was very tasty.  My colleagues in the office finished the same within  a minute.

It is an easy preparation and can be served with rice, dal rice etc.







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