Sep 20, 2011


It is a traditional and a healthy receipe of Mathura. Place of Lord Krishna!
It is a very good dish for diabetice patients

Ingredients :
Karela/Pavakai/Bitter Gourd - 3
Tomato puree- 2 cups
Tamarind pulp - 3tbs
Methi/Fenugreek seeds - 1tbs
Dry Coconut - 1 cup
Red Chilly powder - 1tsp
Coriander powder - 1tsp
Turmeric powder - 1tsp
Sesame oil  - 4tbs
Curry Leaves

Method / Vidhiee:
1.Dry roast fenugreek seeds till they turn light brown.
2. Dry roast dry grated coconut.
3. Cool them and grind to a fine powder.
4. Cut open the karela/pavakai/bitter gourd. Take out the seeds and cut them into long triangle shape.
5. Soak the bitter gourd in water with salt. Keep aside for 5min.
6. Squeeze them well take out water and add turmeric powder, chilly powder.
7. In a pan add oil. Heat it and add the gourd to it and roast till they become soft & brown.
8. In another pan add oil, mustard seeds, curry leaves. Splutter well.
9. Add tomato puree stir well. Add tamarind pulp, turmeric, chilly powder, coriander powder.
10. Stir well till the raw smell of tamarind and powder fades away.
11. Now add bitter gourd, salt & stir well.
12. Add water to it and bring it to boil.

13. As it starts boiling add the ground powder of fenugreek & coconut.
14. Keep stirring well.

Your Mathura Karela id ready to be served with pooris, chappatis, boiled white rice.

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