Saturday, 8 October 2016

Karela Til Wale #sikandalouscuisine

​I got this young batch of karelas from the farm and was going to get them made in one of the regular ways till this spark of flavors hit from nowhere and I got cooking them with Sesame Seeds and Coconut . The results were so delicious. Here is my bitter counterpart to all the sweet dishes I have been posting and hogging !

500 Grams Karelas.
​2 Medium Onions Cut - I used 10 Shallots cut into two.
6 Tablespoons Grated Fresh Coconut.
3/4th Cup Coconut Milk - There is no gravy in my recipe , its ' luga lipta '
Juice of 1 Lemon - Or to taste.
Make Paste:
1 Tablespoon Black Sesame Seeds.
1 Tablespoon White Sesame Seeds.
4-5 Green Chiies.
1/2 " Ginger.
2 Tablespoons Virgin Coconut Oil - Any oil will work , but coconut is really perfect.
1 Teaspoon Virgin Coconut Oil .

1. Scrape karelas , slice in discs discarding hard seeds and then soak in salted haldi water for about 20 minutes , wash , squeeze .
2. Heat Coconut Oil , saute onions till they begin to loose shape , then add karelas , salt and cook covered till nearly done.
3. Tip in paste blended with coconut milk , mix well and on low heat cook till karelas are done.
4. Add Lemon juice to taste , adjust flavors , take off heat , sprinkle on 1 teaspoon virgin coconut oil.
This came out brilliant and am happy I have yet another delicious way to celebrate Karelas !

Atul Sikand
Founding Member ,Delhi Gourmet Club
Director, Asian Hawkers Market Pvt. Ltd.
Administrator & Owner Sikandalous Cuisine
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