Dum Ka Karela Recipe

Dum Ka Karela is a traditional Indian dish made with bitter gourd (karela) cooked in a flavorful and aromatic gravy. The bitter taste of the gourd is balanced with a blend of spices and tangy tamarind, resulting in a delicious and nutritious dish. The slow cooking process allows the flavors to meld together, creating a rich and satisfying curry. Serve Dum Ka Karela with roti or rice for a wholesome and flavorful meal.

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Ingredients for Dum Ka Karela Recipe

  • 0.67 Bitter Gourds, Sliced And Deseeded
  • 0.33 tablespoon Oil
  • 0.17 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 3/4 Ves
  • 0.17 inch Cinnamon Stick
  • 0.42 Damom Pods
  • 0.33 Onions, Finely Chopped
  • 0.17 tablespoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 0.08 cup Yogurt
  • 0.08 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 0.17 teaspoon Red Chili Powder
  • 0.17 teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • 0.17 tablespoon Tamarind Pulp
  • As required Salt To Taste
  • as needed Fresh Coriander Leaves For Garnish

Directions: Dum Ka Karela Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Start by washing and slicing the bitter gourd. Remove the seeds and soak the slices in salted water for 30 minutes to reduce bitterness.
  • STEP 2.In a pan, heat oil and add cumin seeds, cloves, cinnamon, and cardamom. Sauté until fragrant.
  • STEP 3.Add chopped onions and cook until golden brown. Then, add ginger-garlic paste and sauté for a minute.
  • STEP 4.Next, add the sliced bitter gourd and cook for 5-7 minutes until they start to soften.
  • STEP 5.In a separate bowl, mix together yogurt, turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, and tamarind pulp. Add this mixture to the pan and stir well.
  • STEP 6.Cover the pan and let the curry simmer on low heat for about 20-25 minutes, allowing the flavors to develop.
  • STEP 7.Finally, garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot with roti or rice.

Cooking Tips

  • Soaking the bitter gourd in salted water helps to reduce its bitterness.
  • Make sure to cook the bitter gourd until it softens but still retains some texture.
  • Adjust the spice levels according to your preference by adding more or less chili powder.
  • For a creamier texture, you can add a tablespoon of cashew paste or cream to the curry.

Storage and Serving

  • Dum Ka Karela can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat the curry on the stovetop or in the microwave before serving.
  • Serve Dum Ka Karela with roti, naan, or steamed rice for a complete meal.
Nutrition
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214
calories per serving
13 g Fat11 g Protein13 g Carbs5 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    13g
  • Protein
    11g
  • Carbs
    13g
  • Fiber
    5g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    13g
  • Protein
    11g
  • Fiber
    5g

Fats

  • Fat
    13g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    335mg
  • Iron
    4mg
  • Vitamin A
    1047mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    2mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    69mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    0mcg
  • Vitamin C
    11mg
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    99mg
  • Manganese
    1mg
  • Phosphorus
    216mg
  • Selenium
    8mcg
  • Zinc
    2mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp