Karela Kadhi Recipe
Diabetic friendly comfort dish served with rice or broken wheat
Kadhi is a comfort food for all seasons. Kadhi chawal is one of its best combinations and Karela Kadhi Recipe is a kadhi made with bitter gourd. This is a versatile and delectable dish is a food culture of India, different regions of India make kadhi slightly different from the other. This buttermilk/yogurt based Karela Kadhi Recipe is a healthy recipe that can be served with steamed rice and papad for a simple lunch or dinner.
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- 1 cup Yogurt (Curd)
- 1 teaspoon Gram flour (besan)
- 1-1/2 cups Water
- Salt , to taste
- 2 Bitter Gourd (Karela) , de skinned, sliced
- 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds
- 1/4 teaspoon Mustard seeds
- 1 sprig Curry leaves
- 1/2 Onion , finely chopped
- 3 Green Chillies , crushed to paste
- 1/2 inch Ginger , crushed to paste
Directions for Karela Kadhi Recipe
To prepare Karela Kadhi Recipe, whisk together curd, water and besan well making sure no lumps are formed. Keep aside.
Slice bitter gourd, soak them in salted water until use, this will remove some of the bitterness from the gourd.
Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and let it splutter.
Add onions and sauté until translucent.
Add curry leaves and green chilli – garlic paste and sauté until there is no raw smell of ginger left.
Add sliced bitter gourd and sauté for about 5-7 minutes.
Add salt to taste.
Finally add besan-yogurt mix and stir. Simmer and let it cook until you it begins to boil.
Remove from stove and serve Karela Kadhi Recipe hot with steamed rice or broken wheat and urad dal-pepper papad.
Jyothi Rajesh is an engineer by profession. Food and any thing related to food is her passion. She loves to cook, style and photograph food. She spends half of my week teaching Robotics to children and the rest of my week she get lost in cooking and photography. She cook for two reasons. First, cooking is, in all honesty, a way to show that she cares about people. It gives her great pleasure to make something that someone enjoys! Second, "I love the quest … the quest for great ingredient combinations, for unexpected flavors, for those “wow” recipes."