|Dahi-Karela (Bitter Gourd in Curds )|
Ingredients – Karela – 1/2 kg, Curds – 6 tbsp.,Onion (ground) – 1 large, Garlic (ground) – 1/2 pod, Tomato big-chopped and ground -1, Powdered coriander – 1 tbsp., Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp., Salt to taste, Oil for frying – 4 tbsp.
Method – Scrape the karelas, slit across, remove the seeds and make four pieces from each one. Sprinkle enough salt and put aside for 1 hour. Squeeze out the salted water from the Karelas, and wash. Soak in beaten curd for 20 minutes, (Keep 1 tbsp curd aside). Fry karelas on slow fire. Fry separately onion and garlic, add 1 tbsp curd, tomato pulp, salt and chillies and coriander powder. Add karelas to it and cook on slow fire.