Spicy Kakarakaya Kaaram | How to make Spicy Kakarakaya Kaaram

By Swetha B  |  15th May 2016  |  
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About Spicy Kakarakaya Kaaram Recipe

This is a famous dish from Guntur Kakarakaya, Karela, Bitter gourd whatever we call it is much avoided vegetable from kids to adults but it has many medicinal uses and health benefits beneficial for diabetic people. Bitter Gourd is a rich source of energy, Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Folate, Sodium, Potassium and Calcium.

Spicy Kakarakaya Kaaram

Ingredients to make Spicy Kakarakaya Kaaram

  • Kakarakaya - 5, cut into thin circles (about 4 cups)
  • Chopped onions - 2 cups
  • red chilli powder - 3 tbsp
  • salt as per taste
  • turmeric 1 tsp
  • garlic cloves 4
  • Grated jaggery - 2 tbsp (Substitute with sugar also)
  • oil - 6 tbsp
  • curry leaves - 20
  • cumin seeds - 1 tsp

How to make Spicy Kakarakaya Kaaram

  1. Grind garlic, red chilli powder with salt and keep aside.
  2. Heat oil in a wide pan, add curry leaves and cumin seeds. Let them splutter.
  3. Add karela slices with a little salt and turmeric. Saute for 10 minutes on medium heat.
  4. When the karela starts changing colour, add chopped onions and fry for 15 minutes until karela pieces turn brown in colour.
  5. Add garlic, red chilli powder mix and add jaggery. Fry for 2 minutes, turn off heat.
  6. Kakarakaya Kaaram is ready to serve. You can store it upto 4-5 days in the refrigerator.

My Tip:

Before adding garlic and red chilli powder mix, keep an eye on Karela slices from turning black.

Reviews for Spicy Kakarakaya Kaaram (3)

Maithili Thangkhiew2 years ago

I love bitter gourd so I will try this definitely :)

Reema Thukral2 years ago

WOW! definitely going to try.

Pragya Batra2 years ago

wow, lovely dish

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