Manipuri Style Karotkhabi Kanghou Recipe – Bitter Gourd & Potato Stir Fry

Karotkhabi Kanghou is a Manipuri style vegetable dish prepared with bitter gourd and potato. Like every Northeastern state Manipur also has its own style of cooking. Generally Bitter gourd dishes are always served first in meal. This dish is good when it is serve warm with hot steamed rice.   Karela (Bitter Gourd/ Pavakkai), Potato (Aloo), Onion, Cumin seeds (Jeera), Turmeric powder (Haldi), Red Chilli powder, Green Chillies, Salt, Oil   1 Karela (Bitter Gourd/ Pavakkai) , sliced 1 Potato (Aloo) , pealed and diced 1 Onion , chopped 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera) 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi) 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder 2 Green Chillies , chopped Salt , for seasoning Oil     10   20     To begin making the Karotkhabi Kanghou Recipe, heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan. Add cumin seeds, when it starts crackling add chopped onion. Cook onion until soft and tender.Once the onions are soft and tender, add chopped green chilies, karela and potato. Let it cook for about 2 to 3 minutes.After 2 to 3 minutes, add salt, turmeric powder and red chili powder. Mix everything well.Switch the heat to medium, cover and let it cook till the vegetables are cooked properly. Once it is done, switch off the heat.Serve Karotkhabi Kanghou along with Tomato Onion Sambar and Steamed Rice with a dollop of ghee for your everyday meal.