Karela Kadhi Recipe

Kadhi is a comfort food for all seasons. Kadhi chawal is one of its best combinations and Karela Kadhi Recipe is a kadhi made with bitter gourd.  Curd (Dahi / Yogurt), Gram flour (besan), Water, Salt, Karela (Bitter Gourd/ Pavakkai), Cumin seeds (Jeera), Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu), Curry leaves, Onion, Green Chillies, Ginger   1 cup Curd (Dahi / Yogurt) 1 teaspoon Gram flour (besan) 1-1/2 cups Water Salt , to taste 2 Karela (Bitter Gourd/ Pavakkai) , de skinned, sliced 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera) 1/4 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu) 1 sprig Curry leaves 1/2 Onion , finely chopped 3 Green Chillies , crushed to paste 1/2 inch Ginger , crushed to paste     10   20     To prepare Karela Kadhi Recipe, whisk together curd, water and besan well making sure no lumps are formed. Keep it aside.Slice bitter gourd, soak them in salted water until use, this will remove some of the bitterness from the gourd.Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and let it splutter. Add onions and sauté until translucent. Once the onions are soft and translucent, add curry leaves, green chilli, garlic paste and sauté until there is no raw smell of ginger left.Add sliced bitter gourd and sauté for about 5 to 7 minutes. Add salt to taste.Finally, add besan yogurt mix and stir. Simmer and let it cook until you it begins to boil. Once done, switch off the heat and serve.Serve Karela Kadhi Recipe along with Jeera Rice, Phulka, Bharwa Besan Mirch and Kachumber Salad for a weekday meal.