Thursday, 9 June 2016

Kakarkaya pulusu ( bitter guard or karela curry)

Kakarkaya or karela or bitter guard comes with many health benefits,especially for diabetics.

Not everyone likes bitter guard,but it totally depends on how one cooks it, you can definitely make a delicious curry with bitter guard.

One can make different varieties with it (example: kakarkaya fry,kakarkaya pulusu,kakarkaya karam)

Today Iam posting kakarkaya pulusu,which is very tasty with rice.


Kakarkaya or karela or bitter guard: washed,peeled,soaked in salted water.

Onion: 1 medium size chopped

Green chillies: 1-2 chopped

Tamarind: size of one lemon(soak in water and get pulp out of it)

Sesame seeds paste: 4 tablespoons grind to smooth paste with little water

Coriander leaves: few chopped

Curry leaves :3-4 strands

Ginger garlic paste: 2 teaspoons

Red Chilli powder: 2 tablespoons

Turmeric:1 teaspoon

Salt: as per requirment

Oil: 4 tablespoons

Garam masala: 1/2 teaspoon

Cumin powder: 1/2 teaspoon

Fenugreek powder: 1/2 teaspoon

Coriander powder: 1 teaspoon


Dry roast sesame seeds and grind them to fine paste.

To reduce bitterness peel and wash bitter guard couple of times with salt.

Now take a deep pan,add oil and later add onions,green chillies, coriander and curry leaves and once they are golden brown add turmeric, ginger garlic paste and bitter guard pieces and fry until golden brown.

Now add red chilli powder,cumin and fenugreek powder and cook for some more time.

Later add salt,tamarind pulp and cook until all the pieces absorb tamarind pulp.

Now add sesame paste and garam masala,coriander powder and cook for 10 minutes more and switch off the flame.

Serve it hot with rice,happy cooking😊😊

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