Monday, 11 January 2016

Dal Wale Karele #sikandalouscuisine

I am a huge Karela fan and forever experimenting with karela combinations/ recipes - this is one such delicious experiment that I share with you .
6 Karela - Scrape and remove seeds , retain some skin shaving and seeds for stuffing if you like . I do.Lightly saute in mustard oil till almost done.Set aside.
200 Grams Dhuli Mung Dal.
1 Onion Chopped.
1.5 Teaspoon Minced Ginger.
1 Teaspoon Minced Garlic.
1 Teaspoon Jeera Seeds.
1 Teaspoon Dhania Powder.
2 Tablespoons Chopped Tomato Chopped ( Optional ).
Minced Green Chilies.
1/2 Teaspoon Haldi.
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice.
Dot of Hing
Mustard Oil

Soak Dal in haldi water for 1-2 hours , boil uncovered till just about done , you want to retain a bite.Strain and spread. Meanwhile make your masala . Heat oil , add jeera , and then add hing along with ginger , garlic , onion and tomato.Saute till onions are soft and and tomatoes get limp.

Now add chilies and salt , add karela scraping if you are using  and stir fry the boiled dal in this masala for just 2-3 minutes , add lemon juice .Set aside after adjusting flavors.Nicely fill the karelas with this dal , and lightly cook the stuffed karels till done.That simple and so delicious !

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  1. How about karela with curd stuffing ... have you ever tried ?

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