Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Hagalkai / Bitter gourd /Karela gojju


Bitter gourd -4 nos (remove seeds and cut)
Oil- 3 tbsp
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Tamarind juice- 2 tsp
Jaggery- 2 tbsp
Curry leaves-4 or 5
Rasam Powder- 1/2 tsp

For Masala:
Grated Coconut(either fresh or dry)-3/4 cup
Chana dal- 2 tsp
Jeera seeds- 1 tsp
Methi seeds- 1/2 tsp
Sesame seeds- 2 tsp
Red chillies- 4-5
Hing- 1/2 tsp
Oil- 1 tsp


Fry all the masala ingredients and grind it in a mixie with coconut with little water.
Cut bittergourd into thin 1 inch piece.Heat oil in a kadai/pan add mustard seeds,red chillies,curry leaves and turmeric.Now add bittergourd.Fry until bittergourd turns golden brown.Add the ground mixture,rasam powder,salt ,tamarind juice,jaggery.Add water if needed.Let it boil .Simmer for a few mins until gojju thickens.

Serve with Rice,chapatis..

I am sending this recipe to Pooja's “Vegetable Of the Week - Bitter Gourd "


Madhavi said...

Wonderful recipe, looks yummmy!!

Uma said...

looks fantastic, Rupa! Nice entry.

Dhivya said...

simple and yummy gravy

Seena said...

Nice curry, u cut bittergourds into big pieces..?

Sia said...

now thats one classic kannadiga dish. i like the combination of bitter, sour, sweet and spicy.

SMN said...

This is my fav dish with bittergourd.. luks very yummy i love it wth curd

Sagari said...


ANJALI J. said...

karela gojju, sounds interesting, wil try this soon. picture is delicious too.

Pooja said...

hmmm.... i can see many yummy recipes coming on its way for VoW :P.
It is really a ncie dish ,we never make it this way , I loved the way you cut bitter gourds . Thanks a lot for this tempting recipe Rupa :) . See you at the round up.

Rupa said...

Thanks Madhavi,Uma,Dhivya

Seena-Yup,I cut into big pieces as it reduces in size after u fry'em

Sia-Yes, this has unique and different taste.

smn-even i like it with curd rice..tastes yummy

Thankyou Anjali,Sagari

Pooja-Thankyou.Let me know when you try it.

Mansi Desai said...

that looks really nice Rupa, but I'd have to pass on "karela":)

LG said...

Looks Yumm

Gayathri Gopinath said...

Hi Rupa...
First time in your blog and this hagalkai gojju tempted me so much, I made this gojju......ummmm sakathagithu.......just drooling :D

Anonymous said...

Nice recipe. After knowing the health benefits of Bitter gourd i have starting loving it. Bitter gourd is rich in vitamin A, B1, B2 and c and contains minerals like calcium, phosphorous, iron, copper and potassium.


Anonymous said...

Tried this recipe yesterday. Me and my husband relished it, thanks :)

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