May 22, 2007

Bittergourd - Tomato Curry (Kakarakaya Tomato Koora)

This bittergourd tomato curry is my favorite dish. I love this combo very much. This is very healthy and low calorie recipe, mainly for diabetic patients. I used to prepare fry and stuffed verities with bittergourd. Here is my recipe:

Kakarakaya Tomato Koora:

Prep : 30mts
Cooking time: 45mts
Cuisine : Andhra

4 tender bittergourds (cut each into 4 pieces, soak them in salt water for 1hr,
drain and cut them length wise, keep aside)
3 tbsp oil
1 chopped big onion (cut length wise as bittergourd pieces)
a pinch of turmeric powder
2 medium sized chopped tomatoes
1.5 tsp red chilli powder
salt as per taste

1. Heat oil in thick bottom vessel, add chopped bittergourd pieces, covered, stirring, fry till light golden color(it may take minimum 20mts) on low flame.

2. Add chopped onions, fry till light golden color on low flame.

3. Add turmeric powder and tomatoes, mix, covered, cook for 5 minutes, add red chilli powder and salt, mix, covered, cook till tomatoes smashed and completely dry. Turn off the heat.

4. It goes very well with hot steamed rice.

Note: 1. Take care about to cook till dry content, then only we can use this curry for more than 7 days (after 1 day, keep in freezer).
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  1. Looks delicious.My husband loves Bitter gourd but I cannot eat more that 2 tbsps!:D
    I will make it for him,thanks Jyoti:))

  2. hey the color of this dish looks fantastic, very nice recipe.

  3. one of my favorite dish, we add a piece of jaggery too! yummy one just made yesterday....

  4. simple but looks great
    my aunt adds bit of jeera and black pepper powder to it ;)

  5. Jyothi, what a yummy curry u have in there!!! I love bittergourd!!

  6. Jyothi,
    I like bitter gourd.You can see some bg recipes in my blog.this looks tasty..

  7. I love the combination of bittergourd . onions and tomato. tastes yummy. if you add fennel seed it tastes even great.

  8. @ Hi Asha, try it and let me know. Thnx.

    @ Hi Richa, thanks for dropping by.

    @ Hi Roopa, thnx for visiting and for your comment.

  9. @ Hi Raji, thanks for your comment and your advice. Next time i will try your version.

    @ Hi Aruna, thanks for dropping by.

    @ Hi Seena, very soon i will check your blog for BG recipes. Thanks in advance.

    @ Hi Sharmi, next time i will add fennel seeds. Thanks for your comment and keep on visiting.