Karatyachi Kishmoor (Bitter Gourd Mixture)

This is a tangy-spicy mix of bitter gourd (karatyachi) mixture of coconut, onion, and chili.

Karatyachi Kishmoor (Bitter Gourd Mixture)

Karatyachi Kishmoor (Bitter Gourd Mixture)

Recipe by Ushakal GroupCourse: VegCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Medium


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  • 1 Medium sized bitter gourd/karela

  • 1 finely chopped onion

  • 1 small lime size tamarind

  • 1 tsp turmeric Powder

  • 1 – 2 green chilies, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon oil for frying

  • ½ cup grated coconut

  • Salt to Taste


  • Wash and cut the bitter gourd into small pieces. Discard the pulp.
  • Put these pieces in water to which 2 tablespoons of salt has been added.
  • Let it stand in water over night or at least 3 -4 hours. This has to be done so that it will taste a bit less bitter.
  • Before starting kismoor preparation, soak the tamarind in 1/2 cup water for 1 hr.
  • Now, drain the water from the soaked bitter gourd and wash them again. This has to be done to remove the saltiness from the bitter gourd.
  • Once it gets brownish, add the bitter gourd pieces and fry on medium to low heat with little oil.
  • Fry till the water from the bitter gourd gets dried. This should take somewhere from 30-40 Min’s. Keep them aside to cool.
  • Now, mix grated coconut and all other ingredients and mix properly.
  • Before serving, mix fried bitter gourd pieces.
  • Serve Karatyachi Kishmoor with rice or chapatis.

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