Gujarati Karela Tameta nu Shaak | Karela nu Shaak recipe
January 7, 2017
Karela Tameta nu Shaak or Gujarati Karela nu Shaak as name suggests is typical vegetarian Gujarati recipe with a tinge of sweetness in the dish. An easy Gujarati recipe. Karela nu Shaak is one of my favorite recipe which can be prepared with ease. The bitterness of Karela,the tangy taste of tomato and slight sweetness of jaggery make Karela nu Shaak a great recipe.
One cup chopped karela (bitter gourd or bitter melon)
Quarter cup onion
Half cup tomato
Quarter teaspoon garam masala
One teaspoon garlic paste
Quarter teaspoon turmeric powder
One tablespoon jaggery
Quarter spoons of Jeera or cumin seeds
One teaspoon red chili powder
Two tablespoon oil
Pinch of asafoetida
Salt to taste
Chopped tomato and coriander leaves ( quarter cup) for garnishing
To prepare Karela nu Shaak .first de-seed the bitter gourd and cut it in to long pieces.
Cook the karela in a pressure cooker for 3 whistles so that it will be easy for you and reduces the oil usage.
In a pan heat the oil, add jeera in to it and let it pop.
Add asafoetida and onion. Saute for a while till onion is translucent.
Add garlic paste saute for a while.
Add tomato and cook for a while in low flame till tomato is blanched properly.
Now add garam masala, red chili powder, turmeric powder, boiled karela and jaggery
Sprinkle two to three teaspoons of water in to it. Cook till the jaggery is melted properly.
Garnish with finely chopped tomato and coriander leaves.
Karela nu Shaak is ready. Serve hot with roti.
You can add til or sesame seeds after adding the jeera as a additional ingredient and continue further if you like the taste of the same.
if you want to reduce the bitterness, you can rub salt and keep for some time. Squeeze out the water out of it
You can add cashew nuts along with sesame seeds for a better taste
Serving size: 1 cup Calories: 210 Fat: 4 g Carbohydrates: 30 g Sodium: 116 mg Fiber: 5 g
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