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Dum Karela !! (Spicy Bitter gourd roasted in slow fire)

For all those who keep their mouth away from bitter gourd,just taste a little from Dum karela..You have nothing to loose,I assure you.In my whole life,this is the best dish I have ever tasted in bitter gourd.With the spices being used and mustard oil to roast,the method of dum bringing out all goodness of the divine vegetable,nothing can replace this bitter gourd dish..
This is my 4th day of Blogging Marathon,showcasing Delhi Recipes.Do check all my other friend’s recipes who are running with me here…

Ingredients

2 large bitter gourd,cleaned and sliced into 4 pieces each (picture below)*
1 potato,peeled and sliced into 6
1/4 to 1/2 cup mustard oil (approx)
2 green chillies,chopped finely
pinch of asafoetida
small piece of jaggery
3/4 tsp cumin seeds
1/ tsp fenugreek seeds
1/4 tsp onion seeds (kalonji)
1 cup yoghurt,beaten
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp ginger powder (sonth)
1/2 tsp kashmiri chilly powder
1 piece of ginger,crushed
salt

Method

Heat the mustard oil in heavy bottomed skillet till smoking level and then reduce to minimum.Fry the bitter gourd pieces and potatoes till golden.Remove and keep aside.Now in another pot,preferably one with a tight lid to keep in ‘dum‘,heat the remaining oil and add cumin seeds,asafoetida,fenugreek seeds,green chillies,onion seeds and jaggery.Be careful not to burn.When they splutter,mix in the fried bitter gourd and potatoes.Mix well till the spices get coated with them.Then add the yoghurt,ginger,chilly and coriander powders,ginger powder and salt. Sauté well for 4-5 minutes and now close with a tight lid and slow cook (dum) in slow fire for 20-25 minutes.You may check and sauté in between.Within this time the bitter gourd will be soft and roasted well with spices wrapped up.Garnish with chopped coriander and serve hot.

*If the bitter gourd is really big in size,you may cut it into 6 as well.

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19 comments on “Dum Karela !! (Spicy Bitter gourd roasted in slow fire)

  1. vaishali sabnani
    June 19, 2011

    Karela's…wow my fav….n delhi food!!…combination of two naturally it has to be a super dish…grt recipe….

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  2. Vardhini
    June 19, 2011

    My favorite is bitter gourd .. love it Dyuthi.

    Vardhini
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    Event: Healthy Lunchbox Ideas – Broccoli

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  3. cook from doha
    June 19, 2011

    never tried karela in this form,,,,,,,but this is realy tempting………..

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  4. Aarthi
    June 19, 2011

    this looks so yummy

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  5. Jay
    June 19, 2011

    love ur hot n tempting version..:P
    Tasty Appetite

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  6. Usha
    June 19, 2011

    I like karela but rarely make as not many in the family like it. Dum karela looks interesting!

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  7. harini-jaya
    June 19, 2011

    I am just about getting used to eating karela..I have a long way to go 🙂

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  8. Jayashree
    June 19, 2011

    I love karela….this version looks so tempting.

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  9. Priya
    June 19, 2011

    Wow super delicious dum karela, am just drooling over ur clicks..

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  10. rekhas kitchen
    June 19, 2011

    My favorite too but nobody likes this vege. at home your recipe sounds so mouthwatering

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  11. Suma Gandlur
    June 19, 2011

    Intersting!

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  12. Archana Vivek
    June 20, 2011

    This version looks awesome.Should try out some day.

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  13. Mom Chef
    June 20, 2011

    interesting recipe 🙂
    Cheers
    Kalyani
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  14. aipi
    June 20, 2011

    Karela never looked this tempting ~ an absolutely wonderful recipe!
    US Masala

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  15. Prathibha
    June 20, 2011

    karela looks more delicious n tempting..:)

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  16. Umm Mymoonah
    June 20, 2011

    I have heard about only Dum Briyani, Dum Karela is totally new to me and I'm sure it taste great.

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  17. Umm Mymoonah
    June 20, 2011

    I have heard about only Dum Briyani, Dum Karela is totally new to me and I'm sure it taste great.

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  18. wow, that looks delicious dear, what a wonderful recipe and pics.

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  19. Sin-A-Mon (Monika)
    June 21, 2011

    that really looks drool worthy

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