Karle/Karela che Kaap/Phodi ( Bitter Gourd Rings)
We have this as a side dish called kaap or phodi during lunch or dinners. The way this is prepared goes well with lot of other vegetables like okra, eggplant/brinjal...etc
2 Bitter Gourds(Karela)
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp tamarind pulp
pinch of asafoetida
pinch of turmeric
1/2 cup rava /soji, fine
oil spray or oil for frying
1. Thinly slice the bitter gourd and remove the seeds if any. Add salt and leave aside for 5 -10 minutes. Then rinse with water.
2. In a bowl, mix the chilli powder,coriander powder, tamarind pulp, asafoetida, turmeric, salt. Add very little water if needed and mix.
3.Add the slices of bitter gourd to the above mixture and mix well so that they are coated with the seasoning.
4. Heat a frying pan, add a little oil or spray.
5.Coat the individual slices(which are already coated with the seasoning mix) with fine rava/soji and shallow fry them.(these can also be deep fried, but I don't go for it.)
6. Serve them as a snack or side
Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 5 mins