January 25, 2017

Kakarakaya Vepudu - Bitter gourd Stir Fry

Most of the people dislike Bitter gourd recipes because of the bitterness in it's taste, but if we cook bitter gourd recipes in proper way, the dishes will be turned out super yummy and delicious. Bitter gourds are rich in vitamins,minerals and dietary fibre which controls blood sugar levels and keep diabetes in check.And those with diabetes should definitely include bitter gourd recipes in their daily menu. Bitter gourd not only controls blood sugar levels, it also helps in curing heart diseases, cancer and constipation problems too. Today I am posting delicious preparation of the Bitter gourd "Bitter gourd Stir Fry aka Kakarakaya Vepudu" in South Indian style !! Let us check the ingredients and procedure for 'Kakarakaya Vepudu'..

250 grams of Bitter gourd / Kakarakaya
6- 7 Garlic cloves
2 table spoons of Red Chilli Powder
Salt as required
1/4 spoon of Turmeric Powder
5 table spoons of grated Dry Coconut 
1 - 11/2 table spoons of grated Jaggery or Sugar
1 spring Curry leaves
3 table spoons of oil

For Tempering / Tadka
1 table spoon oil
1 tbsp chana dal
1 tbsp urad dal
1/4 tbsp Mustard seeds
1/4 tbsp Cumin seeds
Pinch of hing

1. Wash and cut Bitter gourd / kakarakayalu into thick slices or rounds as 
    you like.
2. Heat a pan with required quantity of oil, add bitter gourd pieces and fry
     on medium flame.
3. While frying add, salt, turmeric powder, grated jaggery or sugar and fry
     for few minuites until bitter gourd pieces turns into golden brown colour.
4. Now add grated dry coconut  fry for 1 -2 minuites.
5. Crush the garlic cloves along with red chilli powder in a mortar.
6. Add this red chilli powder ,curry leaves to the pan and fry for few more 
    minuites until everything dries up well.
7. Heat a small pan with 1 tbsp of oil, add chanadal,urad dal, mustard, 
    cumin seeds, fry for 1 minuites and pour this seasoning over stir fry.
8. Transfer this into a serving bowl.
9. Serve it with hot steamed rice, ghee and tomato rasam    


  1. yes, bitter gourd is real bitter thing to taste, but when you add proper bit of lime into it it adds deliciousness to it..so i recommend to add lime also a bit.. thank you for the post and a request to you plz be a bit active, many food lovers are waiting for the new posts

    1. Thanq Deepu😃 will post very soon...plz keep follow for latest updates😄

  2. Will surely follow ur valuable suggestion Deepu 👍

  3. By the way, I love bitter gourd fry a lot. Thanks for the prompt reply :)

  4. I really appreciate your professional approach. These are pieces of very useful information that will be of great use for me in future.


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