Bittergourd with Methi

23 Apr

Kakarakaya Menthikura Kura


Methi leaves/ Menthi kura/ Fenugreek leaves 1 bunch
Karela/ Kakarakaya/ Bittergourd 1
Grated coconut 1/4 cup
Yogurt 1 tsp
Salt 1 tsp
Oil 2 tsps


Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Urad dal 1 tsp
Broken red chillies 4

Method of preparation:

Wash and pluck fenugreek leaves.
Wash and finely chop bittergourd.
Add chopped bittergourd, salt and a tsp of yogurt
in a bowl of water and boil it for 3 minutes.
Strain, squeeze the bittergourd and keep aside.

Heat oil in pan and add above bittergourd.
Stir fry for few seconds before adding fenugreek leaves.
Saute for a minute or two and add all talimpu ingredients.
Fry for 2 minutes, then add grated coconut and salt.
Mix well and serve with hot rice.

Notes: Add more coconut and squeeze bit of lime juice if you wish.


7 Responses to “Bittergourd with Methi”

  1. Sharmi April 23, 2007 at 6:15 am #

    oh bittergourd and methi are of the same family , how did you think of pairing them. looks really nice though. baga chedu ga untundi kada?

  2. anusharaji April 23, 2007 at 10:06 am #

    not exactly
    if bittergourd is cooked with salt
    and squeezed out bitter juices, it vl be fine
    saute methi for right time
    and bang coconut takes care of everything else πŸ™‚
    asalu chedu vundadu

  3. Jyothi April 23, 2007 at 10:54 am #

    abbbbaaaaaaa! again Raji, wht i have to tell. πŸ™‚ chala wonders chestunnaru, emani cheppalo artham kavatam ledu…….. i mean….words dorakadam ledu. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Deepika Saripalli April 23, 2007 at 4:37 pm #

    Raji, Never heard of such a combo.. looks nice

  5. anusharaji April 24, 2007 at 12:05 am #

    @jyothi experiments jyothi….luv ur comments, thx
    @deepika saripalli experimental recipe deepika πŸ˜‰

  6. Lakshmi Moorty June 1, 2007 at 2:17 pm #

    Kakaraakya and menthulu and kakaralaya akulu and fresh menthi akulu are very good for diabetics. This a very good recipe. to soak the kakarakya pieces in yogur with little salt and then slow cook them and drain. Donot discard the liquid. Floow the directions for vepudu and add the methi leaves . It makes very good koor. Diabetics should drink the karela yogurt liquid which is very good for health. Kakarakaya and menthulu are good for stabilizing blood sugar levels. This a very good combination vepadam.
    Lakshmi Moorty
    sunnyvale ,California .usa

  7. Dubai Shajith July 26, 2009 at 1:18 am #

    Nice receipe for diabetes patients and for normal persons to avoid diabetes

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