Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Bitter Gourd Curry(Kaakarakaya koora)

Hai friends today i am coming with Bittergourd curry.This is my favourite curry.I love this curry.My mom used to prepare this curry.My sister and my brother they did not like this curry but my mom forced to take them this curry.Before we came to US we live in cyprus there we did not get most of our indian vegetables.When we live in cyprus i always miss all the Indian food.But now i am enjoying the food.Ok lets go to the recipe.


Bitter gourd(Kaakara kaya)-6
Turmeric little pinch
Jaggery 1 tsp
Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
Jeera-1/2 tsp
Curry leaves few

For powder:
Dry red chillies-6(use can use according to ur taste)
Roasted chana dal-2 tsp
Chana dal-1 tsp
Urad dal-1 tsp
Coriander seeds-1 tsp
Jeera-1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil-1 tsp


Preparation of Powder:
Place one pan and heat it.When it is heat add 1/2 tsp oil and heat when it is add all the Ingredients to prepare the powder except salt.Fry untill all changes to light brown colour.Make it cool and then grind to powder.This u can prepare more powder and store it for more days.
Preparation of curry:
First clean the bitter gourd and onions chop it and keep it aside.
Place another pan and heat it.When it is heat add the oil and heat it.
Now add the mustard seeds when it starts poping add the jeera and curry leaves to it.
Add the bitter gourd pieces to it fry for 1 minute add the turmeric to it.
Now close the lid fry for 2 minutes.Open the lid and add the chopped onions and mix it .
Again close the lid and cook for 5 minutes.Add salt and jaggery to it and fry for 5 minutes.
Now the bitter gourd is cooked well.Finally add the 3 tsp powder mix it well and take out from heat.

Now take this in the serving bowl.This goes nice with the hot rice.


  1. Oh this looks so wonderful Vineela! I'm not a bitter gourd fan but my husband is. Would love to make for him :)

  2. I love bitter guard so much..when i go for shopping i will never return without bitter guard.. so seeing ur really tempted me ..

  3. hey, I too love this curry, Same with me.. mom always force to eat this. :) I dont know how my taste changed now. I used to hate this in childhood.

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  5. Thank u pooja .Try this curry ur husband will love this curry.

  6. Me too pavithra.I too will buy the bittergourd compulsory.

  7. Thank u Ann.Even my tastes r also changed.Actually b4 marriage i dont like the upma.Now i like upma.

  8. looks wonderful..and lovely pics..gud job.. thanx for sharing!! nice blog..:)

  9. Looks nice..i was searching 4 a different dish with BG..thanks ..i've BM it:)

  10. Thank u for ur lovely comment chitra.

  11. I love this curry.. mom always says this vegetable is good for health and makes me eat variety of dishes made with it. This one sounds too good too. :)

    Guess this is my first visit to your blog. would be here often for sure. Nice blog. keep it going.

    Do take a look at my blog when you find time.

  12. Yeah this curry is very tasty.U wont feel bitter.Thank u very much for ur wonderful words nithya.Yeah sure i will go through to ur site.