Friday, October 24, 2008

Karathe Talasani ~ Bittergourd

Karathe Talasani is a simple Bittergourd stir-fry dish that is usually made with Garlic. Karathe talasani is a mixture of sweet and spice with the right amount of tanginess. 
Here is what's needed:
1 medium Bittergourd deseeded and chopped 
2 red Chillis torn
6-8 crushed Garlic cloves
2 tbsp grated Jaggery (increase/decrease according to your taste)
a small amla sized Tamarind soaked in water
Salt to taste
1) Sprinkle Salt on chopped Bittergourd pieces and let it stand for 20-30 mins. Squeeze the juice out. This helps in removing the bitterness from it.
2) Heat oil and add crushed Garlic cloves. Fry until golden and add torn Red Chilli's. Fry for a few seconds and add Bittergourd pieces.
3) Add in the Salt,Jaggery,Tamarind and little water. Cook covered until done.


lubnakarim06 said...

Simple and easy stir fry. Anything with bitter gourd easily attracts my attention.

Deepthi Shankar said...

looks nice .. i love bitter gourd

Unknown said...

love bittergourd and nice recipe..
Btw, happy diwali!!

Suganya said...

This sounds to be a healthy recipe...

Wish u a happy Diwali!!!

anudivya said...

Love bittergourd.
Wish you a very happy Deepavali.

Uj said...

Thank you all for your warm wishes and comments :)