Kakarikaya (Karela) Chana Dal
Updated: Sep 22
Kakarikaya Chana dal is a delicious curry made with bitter melon. Fresh spices, onions, and coconut add a lot of flavors. Goes well with chapatti or plain rice.
Cuisine: Indian. Course: Main Serves: 4
Prep Time: 20 Min Cook Time: 20 Min Total Time: 40 min.
Nutritional Info: Serving Size: 1 Cup
Calories: 188 Carbs: 7g. Fat: 9g. Protein: 4g
3 -4 Karela
4 Medium Onions Chopped
2 Tablespoons Soaked Channa Dal
Salt as per taste
3 Green Chilies
½ Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
2 Teaspoons Chili Powder
1 Teaspoon Ginger Garlic Paste
½ Cup Tamarind Juice
2 Teaspoons Coconut Powder
1 Teaspoon Coriander Powder
½ Teaspoon Garam Masala
Peel the kakaraya skin and cut into pieces, add 1/2 turmeric powder, salt as per taste, and mix well, keep It aside for 15 minutes.
After 15 minutes, mix again & squeeze out the water.
Fry the karela until crisp and take them into a bowl.
Add 4 medium chopped onions and salt as per taste.
Add 2 tablespoons soaked chana dal, 3 green chilies and mix well.
Close the lid and cook for 10 minutes.
Add 1/2 teaspoon turmeric, 2 teaspoon chili powder, and mix well.
Add 1 teaspoon red chili paste and mix well, close the lid and cook for 10 minutes.
Add 1/4 cup tamarind water, add fried karela, and mix well.
Add jaggery, 2 teaspoon coconut powder, 1 teaspoon coriander powder, 1/2 teaspoon garam masala, add coriander & mix well.
Turn off the stove and enjoy it.
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