Monday, November 03, 2014

Kakarakaya kobbari vepudu(Bitter gourd fry)

Kakara kayalu/Bitter gourd(cut into 1inch pcs) 1lb
Salt to taste 
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Butter milk 2 cups
Oil 4-5 tbsp
Onion finely chopped 1/2 cup

Garlic-coconut powder:
              Coconut powder 3 tbsp
              Chilli powder 2 1/2 tsp(adjust with your spice level)
                      (you can use fried red chillis 3-4)
              Garlic cloves 4

            Grind these 3 into powder and use as chilli powder.
1. Cook bitter gourd with butter milk and turmeric powder till its become soft.
2. Arrange cooked bitter gourd pc's in a wide plate and leave till they become dry(over night/you can keep in sun light to dry).
3. Now in a pan heat oil, and fry bitter gourd for 4-5 minutes on medium flame or till the edges turn brown in color, add onion mix well and fry for 5 more minutes on medium to high flame.
4. Now add salt mix well and fry till the mixture turns brown in color.
5. Add garlic-coconut powder mix well and fry for 3-4 minutes on medium flame and remove from heat.

Goes well with rice, any dal, sambar....


  1. Add Jeera and curry leaves to the Garlic-coconut powder while grinding for a nice aroma

    Alternatively we can stuff crystal salt into middle cut bitter gourd.

    Add oil to pan fry stuffed bitter gourd on low flame till it properly cooked.

    Separate bitter gourd pieces from oil into separate bowl.

    Add chopped onions and allow it to fry on low flame to melt the left over fallen salt crystals.

    Add bitter gourd pieces back into pan.

    after few mins add Garlic-coconut powder and allow it to fry for some time on low flame.

    Your dish is ready. It very healthy and tasty guntur special karam

    My grandma was doing this in my village.

    What a golden days of summer holidays.



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