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Karela Kadhi

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Karela kadhi is an indian bittergourd preparation that is cooked with curd and water. Spiced with ginger and green chilies and thickened with corn flour, the karela kadhi goes best with rice and has great health benefits.This is a special low sugar recipe great for diabetics as well as for people on low carb diet. Adapted from the Lantus book of recipes.
  Finely chopped bitter gourd 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chopped onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Ginger green chili paste 1 Teaspoon
  Low fat curd 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Besan 2 Tablespoon (Bengal Gram Flour)
  Chopped coriander 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Oil 1 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste

Heat oil in a non stick pan, add onions and saute for a few minutes.
Add karelas and salt, and cook over a medium flame till they are soft.
In a bowl, whisk curd and Bengal gram flour together till they form a smooth paste.
Add ginger green chilli paste and the gram flour and curd mixture to the sauteed onion and karelas along with 1 cup of water.
Bring to a boil while stirring continuously.
Add more salt if needed and simmer for a few minutes.
Serve hot garnished with chopped coriander.

Recipe Summary

Main Dish

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 88 Calories from Fat 24

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 3 g4.2%

Saturated Fat 0.79 g3.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 3.4 mg1.1%

Sodium 191.4 mg8%

Total Carbohydrates 11 g3.7%

Dietary Fiber 1.6 g6.6%

Sugars 5.8 g

Protein 5 g10.2%

Vitamin A 3.5% Vitamin C 24.7%

Calcium 11.5% Iron 3.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Karela Kadhi Recipe