Wednesday, September 22, 2010

KakaraKaaya Fry ~ Bitter Gourd Fry

The Bitter gourd can be used in preparing many varieties like stuffing masala in it,Curries,Pulusu ,and it can also be used in the Bajji batter also .Today I like to post about preparing Fry with Kakarakaaya.

  • Bittergourds/Kakarakaayalu-3no
  • Turmeric-a pinch
  • Salt to taste
  • Red Chillypowder-2 tbsp
  • Cuminseeds-1/2 tsp
  • Garlic pods- 4no (layers not removed)
  • Oil-2 tbsp
Cooking Process:
  • Take Kakarakaayalu/Bittergourds,peel off the outer skin with the help of knife or using a peeler.
  • Clean it with water and cut in to small circcles.
  • Take a bowl ,add a pinch of salt and turmeric.
  • Place the Bittergourd pieces in to the bowl and mix well with hands.
  • Keep this aside for atleat 15 minutes/Or Else you can also keep for whole night.By doing this the pieces loss little bitterness.
  • Meanwhile,take a blender/Mortar,add salt,redchillypowder,Garlic pods and Cumin seeds to make a fine powder and keep it aside.
  • Now squeeze all the water from pieces ,by pressing with hands.
  • Heat the cooking pan with oil,and add the pieces and allow to fry till it turns in golden color.
  • Remove the pieces in to a bowl and sprinkle the grinded powder ;mix well with a spoon .
  • Serve with rice ,along with Muddapappu/Utti pappu/ Plain dal goes well with a spoon of Ghee.

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