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Monday, 26 June 2017

Kaakarakaya Ulli Kaaram (Bitter-Gourd Spicy Onion Gravy)

Rayalaseeema Special - Kaakaraya Ulli Kaaram
காகரகாய உள்ளி காரம்

This recipe is again from Rayalaseema village recipe being made with Bitter-Gourd especially with Onion and Chilly Powder with no major other ingredients except for tempering.  This would go good with Plain Rice and other Major dishes.  Please try and get us your feedback in the group.

Bitter Gourd - 3 nos (medium long size)
Pyaaz (Onion) - 4 nos (Big size - finely chopped)
Green chilly - 3 to 4 nos
Curry leaves - 2 arcs
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Red Spicy Chilly powder - 1 & half tsp
For tempering - Mustard seeds, urud dal and channa dhal
Salt as required
Oil - 100 to 150 ml
(Oil is more required for this special dish)

Finely chop onions, add salt, turmeric and chilly powder, mix well.  Meanwhile peel outer skin of bitergourd, cut into 3 pieces and remove seeds.  Stuff this onion mixture inside and keep the remaining.

In a non-stick  kadai add more oil 100-150ml, temper mustard seeds, urd and channa dal, add slitted green chillies, add curry leaves and place the stuffed karela in the pan.  Once half cooked, add the remaining onion mixture, add little water, mix well and cover with lid for 10-15 mins until cooked.  Remove lid and mix well and sprinkle water if necessary.  Check salt for taste.  Cover again and cook for 5 mins until Bittergourd is fully cooked.  Your spicy Rayalaseema Special Kaakarakaya Ulli-Karam is ready to serve with any main courses.

Serve with Pride...!! Serve with Joy...!!