Thursday, November 13, 2008
Karate Kismuri (Bitter gourd Fry)
My hubby S has an aversion to bitter gourd except for this kismuri. But for me it is one of my favorite veggies. Karate is the Konkani word for bitter gourd/bitter melon.
Bitter gourd - 1 chopped finely
Dessicated coconut - 1/2 cup
Onion - 1 medium chopped finely
Dry Red Chillies - 2
Coriander seeds - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp
Tamarind(Imli) - 1/2 inch piece
Add little salt to the chopped bitter gourd and keep aside for about half an hour. Squeeze as much water as possible from the bitter gourd and discard the water. Now in a pan heat some oil
and add bitter gourd pieces. Fry on a medium to low flame till it becomes crispy. This may take about half an hour. Till then chop onions and make coconut paste.
In a blender, blend together coconut, red chilles, imli and coriander seeds to a smooth paste adding water only as needed. This is a dry side-dish so dont add too much water.
Just before serving mix the fried bitter gourd, coconut paste and chopped onions(raw). Taste and add salt only if necessary as the bittergourd already has enough salt. Serve as a side-dish with dal and rice.