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Kakarakaya Bellam Kura (ಹಗಲ್ಕೈ ಬೆಲ್ಲ ಕೂರ, కాకరకాయ బెల్లం కూర, करेला और गुड़ सब्जी)


Kakarakaya Bellam Kura (ಹಗಲ್ಕೈ ಬೆಲ್ಲ ಕೂರ, కాకరకాయ బెల్లం కూర, करेला और गुड़ सब्जी) The delicious Kakarakaya Bellam Koora is a curry that’s packed with spice and tangy taste of the indian cusine.

Regional Dish : Karnataka; Andhra; Kerala; Tamil Nadu; South India and some places in North India.

Cuisine Style : Karnataka | Cooking Time 35 minutes | Take with rice | Type Curry | Shelf Life : 2 days | Quantity: 4 Servings.

Appx. Nutritional values : calculated for 1 serving ( 2tbs)

Calories (29K cals) , Carbohydrates (4.3 g), Protein (0.84g), Fat (0.30g)

Ingredients  :

  • Bitter gourd   6 nos(medium sized)
  • Onion   1 medium
  • Cumin seeds   1/4 tsp
  • Mustard seeds   1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves   a few leaves
  • Garlic clove   1
  • Dried red chillies   4 nos
  • Turmeric powder   a pinch
  • Oil   2 tsp
  • Jaggery or brown sugar    1 tsp
  • Salt and chilli powder   (according to taste)

Method :

  1. Slice the bitter gourd into very small pieces.
  2. Add salt and turmeric powder to the bitter gourd and let it sit for a few minutes.
  3. Squeeze them and get the juice .
  4. Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan and add bitter gourd pieces to the pan .
  5. Fry them until they turn a little brown.
  6. Heat 1 tsp oil in a different pan and add cumin, mustard seeds to the pan.
  7. When the seeds start sputtering add crushed garlic, whole red chillies, curry leaves.
  8. Add onion and fry them til they turn a little brown.
  9. Now add the fried bitter gourd pieces to this.
  10. Let them cook till they are done and add chilli powder and crushed jaggery.


Other variants / Cuisine Style : 1. Andhra Cuisine (Kakarakaya Bellam Pulusu). 2. Kakarakaya Pulla Bellam.

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