Karela have always been my favorite...... My brother never liked it, so my mom started adding potatoes into this particular dish. Mom used to keep the potatoes for my brother who somehow liked the potatoes fried with karela. The potato somehow absorbs some of the bitterness from the karela and turns into a very tasty bitter sweet variant. I also started loving it, and whenever I fried karela, I never forget potatoes, how how I love potatoes anyway. I add potatoes to almost every dish, sometimes even to daal.
But this potato and Karela combo is a deadly concoction. Foodies may be in serious danger of addiction. It’s a very simple dish as well.
Cut the 3-4 karela in circular slices, thinner the better.
Cut a large potatoes into semi- circular slices. If the potato is large, cut the slice into another half to give a semi-semi circular( or quarter of a circle).
Cut a large Onion anyway you want to.
Heat oil in a pan. Use oil generously say 4-5 Table spoons, if you are not into oily stuff, you may remove the dish onto a Tissue paper to remove exces oil.
Add a Tsp of whole jeera.
Let is crackle, and then add the onions and 2 green chillis sliced in halves.
Add the potatoes and karela, and keep frying.
Don’t let it burn and don’t cover.
When they are almost done, sprinkle some red chill and salt to taste.
When they are done ( you will know by the looks) , what do you do?
Bon apetit and thanx Indira for reminding me of this favorite dish.
And Thanks to my blog, I am eating good home food again, otherwsie it was the neighbourhood Subways or Pop Tate's for a long time since they were just 10 minutes walk from my home.