Khatta Meetha Karela ( Sweet and Sour Bitter gourd crispies )
It is a variation of the crispy karela recipes that one can find in the Northern states of India.
Read on for recipe -
Preparation Time - 30 mins
- 1 cup thinly sliced bitter gourd
- 1 big onion ( thinly sliced )
- a pinch of amchur
- a pinch of turmeric
- 1/4 tsp red chili powder
- 1 tsp grated mango ginger
- 1 tsp powdered jaggery
- salt to taste
- 1 1/2 tsp oil
Cooking - Heat the oil in a large thick bottomed skillet. Add the bitter gourd slices along with salt and turmeric. Stir fry on low heattill the bitter gourd loses most of its water content and starts getting crisp.
Add the onion slices along with a pinch of salt. Stir fry on low flame till onion turns brown.
Add amchur, chili powder, mango ginger and jaggery. Fry for 2 mins or till the spices coat the bittergourd and the onions.
Remove from flame.
Serve as it is or as a side along with white rice, dal and a curry.
Note - One can also add some grated coconut when adding the mango ginger.