Monday, November 3, 2014

When North meets South - Punjabi Karela and Kerala Pulissery for Lunch

Taste has no boundaries, its how your palate can take it .

So here's today's story. I had an amazing lunch - thanks to the oven fresh grilled fish, salads, plus Pulissery ( curd curry) as we call in Kerala and Punjabi karela. All the varied dishes on the dinner table, vented out a unique taste & flavor to relish.

Punjabi Karela Recipe
This delicious karela dish is a great side dish to any meal ( rice or chappati) and it's simple and easy to prepare. Follow this recipe to make it in your home.

Punjabi Karela 

  1. 5-6 medium sized karela/bitter gourd
  2. 2 medium sized onions
  3. ½ tsp turmeric powder
  4. ¼ tsp red chili powder
  5. ¼ tsp garam masala powder
  6. ½ tsp amchur powder or dry mango powder
  7. 2 tbsp oil
  8. salt
  • Chop the karela into small pieces.
  • Slice the onions
  • Heat oil in a pan and add the chopped Karela.
  • Saute karela on low flame for 2 minutes. Reduce the heat and saute for 2-3 minutes more.
  • Now add the sliced onions and mix the sliced onions with the karela.
  • Saute for another 2-3 minutes and add turmeric,Chili and salt, stir well
  • Cook Karela without any lid for 7-8 minutes till both the karela and onions are cooked and sauted well. 
  • The onions will become brown. Keep on stirring in between, add on chili or salt if needed.
  • When the Karela is ready, sprinkle the amchur and garam masala powder. Mix it well.
  • Garnish Karela with chopped coriander leaves
Serve Karela with phulkas or rice and the punjabi kadhi, here I had something similar which is the kerala pulisery. Check this link for  Pulisery recipe.
North Meets South 
Enjoy the meal

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