Jun 17, 2008

Karaatya Kosumbari/ Karela kosumbari..

Karela Kosumbari is a dish very often made by my Mom. Simple and tasty, its a must try for karela/bittergourd lovers.


Karela/Bittergourd, chopped fine - 2
Red Onion, chopped fine - 1 small
Fresh/Frozen grated coconut - 1/4 cup
Green chillies, chopped fine - 2, or as per your taste
Lemon Juice - 1 tbsp
Salt - to taste


- Sprinkle salt over the chopped karela pieces, mix well and set it aside for about 30 minutes.
- Now, squeeze out the extra water from the karela pieces.
- Heat a tawa/griddle, add about a tbsp of oil and spread the karela pieces evenly so that most of them are lying on the hot surface. On a very low flame, let them fry till they turn brown in color and slightly crisp. Keep tossing so that they are evenly browned on all sides.
- In a bowl, take the grated coconut, chopped onions, green chillies, and salt ( remember karela pieces already have the salt, so add accordingly)and mix nicely using your fingers.
- To this, add the fried karela mixture, add lemon juice, mix well and serve immediately as a side with rice and some curry.

Note :

- Eat this kosumbari fresh. Leftovers of it will get soggy.

- Crispier the fried karela, tastier is the kosumbari here. My picture here shows the Karela not too much fried, I realised after mixing everything.

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Meera said...

Awesome. Tondaa udaa ayla go - did i say that right? You know what I mean!! It's mouthwatering. :-D
You know we make similar chutney for suran/yam. - surna koot
but never tried with karela. will try it next time. Thanks for sharing.

Happy cook said...

Wow such a array of colours. It looks too beautiful to eat :-)

Asha said...

That's very new to me Maya, good one.. Arvind likes BG. I loved your Sabudana dose too, will try that!:)

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

That's a very different dish. Have seen this name in some other blog a while ago. Ur dish looks so colourfull

Shilpa said...

Love this...I make this and happla kosambari often. Yumm...

skribles said...

have heard of this dish for the first time ... looks yumm :)

Archy said...

Wow, something new !!karela kosambhari.. Looks nice..
Will it not be bitter ??