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Kakarikaya (Karela) Chana Dal

2021-02-17
  • Servings: 4
  • Prep Time: 20m
  • Cook Time: 20m
  • Ready In: 40m
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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    188
  • Carbohydrates

    7g
  • Fat

    9g
  • Protein

    4g
  • Serving Size

    1 Cup
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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.

Ingredients

  • 3-4 Karela
  • 4 Medium Onions Chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons Soaked Channa Dal
  • Salt as per taste
  • 3 Green Chilies
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 2 Teaspoons Chili Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1/2 Cup Tamarind Juice
  • Little Jaggery
  • 2 Teaspoons Coconut Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garam Masala
  • Coriander Leaves

Method

Step 1

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.

Step 2

After 15 minutes, mix again and squeeze out the water.

Step 3

Fry the karela until crisp and take them into a bowl.

Step 4

Add 4 medium chopped onions and salt as per taste.

Step 5

Add 2 tablespoons soaked chana dal, 3 green chilies, and mix well.

Step 6

Close the lid and cook for 10 minutes.

Step 7

Add 1/2 teaspoon turmeric, 2 teaspoon chili powder, and mix well.

Step 8

Add 1 teaspoon red chili paste and mix well, close the lid and cook for 10 minutes.

Step 9

Add 1/4 cup tamarind water, add fried karela, and mix well.

Step 10

Add jaggery, 2 teaspoon coconut powder, 1 teaspoon coriander powder, 1/2 teaspoon garam masala, add coriander and mix well.

Step 11

Turn off the stove and enjoy it.

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