Contributor: Sumaira Saddique (Gujranwala, Pakistan)


# Punjabi Aloo Karele

 

 


Punjabi Aloo Karele

Ingredients :

Posted since : 02-04-2008

  • Potatoes - kg

  • Bitter Gourd - kg

  • Onion - 2 large

  • Tomatoes - 2

  • Green chilies - 5

  • Oil -1 cup

  • Yogurt - 1 cup

  • Salt - to taste

  • Red pepper, grounded -1 tsp

  • Black pepper, grounded - tsp

  • Coriander seed -1 tsp

  • Cumin seed, roasted, grounded - tsp

  • Turmeric powder -1 tsp

  • Water - 1 cup

  • Coriander leaves - for garnishing

Method :

  • Peel the bitter gourd and cut into small slices and sprinkle 1 tsp salt on them. Mix well and leave them for 1 hour. Then wash them properly and squeeze the water out of them properly.

  • Peel the potatoes and cut into inches thick slices.

  • Cut the onions and tomatoes, green chilies into slices.

  • Mix all the dry spices well in the yogurt.

  • Now heat the oil in a wok and then add the squeezed bitter gourd and fry them on low flame till they become light brown in color and then drain them on the kitchen towel.

  • Add the onions in the same oil and fry them till just soft, then add tomatoes. Fry them for a minute and then add the fried bitter gourd, spicy yogurt and mix well. Add water and cover it.

  • Simmer for 10 -15 min. When the water dries, add green chilies.

  • Garnish with green coriander leaves.

  • Serve hot with roti and chutney.

 

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