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By Drashti Dholakia  |  28th Aug 2017  |  
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Kaju Karela nu Shaak Recipe (Bitter Gourd and Cashew Stir Fry Dry Vegetable)by Drashti Dholakia
  • Prep Time

    15

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  • Cook Time

    30

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  • Serves

    3

    People

4

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About Kaju Karela nu Shaak Recipe (Bitter Gourd and Cashew Stir Fry Dry Vegetable) Recipe

Kaju Karela – as the same suggests, is a sabzi or dry vegetable prepared from Bitter Gourd (Karela) and Cashews (Kaju). This is a very popular recipe from Gujarati cuisine and is a favourite item on the menu list for marriage functions and is also amongst the many delicacies served in Gujarati Thali Restaurants. Bitter taste of karela is balanced by adding spices and sesame seeds and desiccated coconut. Do not forget to soak karela slices in salt water for atleast 30 minutes, so as to reduce its bitterness.

Kaju Karela nu Shaak Recipe (Bitter Gourd and Cashew Stir Fry Dry Vegetable) is a delicious dish which is liked by people of all age groups. Kaju Karela nu Shaak Recipe (Bitter Gourd and Cashew Stir Fry Dry Vegetable) by Drashti Dholakia has a step by step process of how to make the dish. This makes it very easy to understand for even beginners. This recipe can serve 3 people. You can find Kaju Karela nu Shaak Recipe (Bitter Gourd and Cashew Stir Fry Dry Vegetable) at many restaurants and you can also prepare this at home. This authentic and mouthwatering Kaju Karela nu Shaak Recipe (Bitter Gourd and Cashew Stir Fry Dry Vegetable) takes 15 minutes for the preparation and 30 minutes for cooking. When you want to prepare something delicious for a party or special occasion then Kaju Karela nu Shaak Recipe (Bitter Gourd and Cashew Stir Fry Dry Vegetable) is a good option for you. The flavour of Kaju Karela nu Shaak Recipe (Bitter Gourd and Cashew Stir Fry Dry Vegetable) is tempting and you will enjoy each bite of this. Try this Kaju Karela nu Shaak Recipe (Bitter Gourd and Cashew Stir Fry Dry Vegetable) on weekends and impress your family and friends. You can comment and rate the Kaju Karela nu Shaak Recipe (Bitter Gourd and Cashew Stir Fry Dry Vegetable) recipe on the page below.

Kaju Karela nu Shaak Recipe (Bitter Gourd and Cashew Stir Fry Dry Vegetable)

Ingredients to make Kaju Karela nu Shaak Recipe (Bitter Gourd and Cashew Stir Fry Dry Vegetable)

  • 3 small karela/bitter gourd (about 170 grams)
  • 1 medium sized potato, peeled and cut lengthwise
  • 15 cashews/kaju
  • 1 teaspoon oil + oil for deep frying
  • 1 broken dry red chili, deseeded
  • ¼ teaspoon mustard seeds/rai
  • 1 green chilli, cut into 2 pieces or finely chopped
  • pinch of asafoetida/hing
  • ¼ teaspoon red chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder/dhania powder
  • ½ teaspoon jeera/cumin powder
  • ½ teaspoon amchur powder/dry mango powder
  • ½ teaspoon powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds/til
  • 1 tablespoon desiccated coconut
  • salt to taste

How to make Kaju Karela nu Shaak Recipe (Bitter Gourd and Cashew Stir Fry Dry Vegetable)

  1. Scrape the skin of karela/bitter gourd and cut them lengthwise. Remove their seeds.
  2. Now soak them in a bowl of salt water for 30 minutes.
  3. Remove and wash them thoroughly. Drain all the excess water. Pat them dry on a kitchen towel.
  4. Soaking bitter gourd in salt water will reduce the bitterness from them.
  5. Heat oil for frying potato and bitter gourd.
  6. Fry potatoes till golden brown. Then add bitter gourd pieces and fry till golden brown and completely cooked. This may take a while.
  7. Now, heat 1 teaspoon oil in a non-stick pan. Add dry red chilli and mustard seeds. Once the seeds crackle, add green chilli, hing and cashews. Saute for about a minute.
  8. Now add fried potatoes and bitter gourd.
  9. Add all the spices - red chilli powder, jeera powder, dhaniya powder, amchur powder, powdered sugar and salt. Mix well and saute for 1-2 minutes.
  10. Then add sesame seeds and desiccated coconut. Give a quick mix and remove from flame.
  11. Serve this sweet and spicy sabzi hot with phulkas or parathas and accompany with dal-rice for a complete meal.

My Tip:

Serve this sweet and spicy sabzi hot with phulkas or parathas and accompany with dal-rice for a complete meal.

Reviews for Kaju Karela nu Shaak Recipe (Bitter Gourd and Cashew Stir Fry Dry Vegetable) (1)

Anmol Batra2 years ago

Yummilicious!
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