Thursday, June 2, 2011

Bitter Gourd Fried Rice/Karela Fried rice


               Do Your kids hate karela? Not eating bitter gourd? Don't worry try this quick n easy bitter gourd fried rice...Indian veg in Chinese recipe..I tried the same Chinese fried rice recipe with bitter gourd as a main ingredient...My try was grand success my kids loved this rice a lot n asked me to make this often for them..Lets move on to recipe..

Ingredients
  1. Cooked Rice    2 cups(long grain/Basmati)
  2. Karela/bitter gourd   2 no.(thinly sliced)
  3. Carrot   1 no.(finely chopped)
  4. Capsicum   1/4 cup (finely diced) i used green color
  5. Garlic   3 flakes(finely chopped)
  6. Soy sauce   1 tbsp
  7. Green chilli Sauce  1/2 tbsp
  8. Sugar   1/4 tsp
  9. Salt   to taste
  10. Oil   1 tbsp
  11. Pepper Powder(black/white)   to taste
  12. Red chilli flakes   1/4 tsp
  13. Spring onion greens  few finely chopped
Method
  • Slice the bitter gourd and keep aside.
  • Heat 1/2 tsp oil in a pan fry the sliced karela and fry them nicely till it get 3/4 th done. and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a sauce pan,add finely chopped garlic and fry them lightly
  • Then add finely chopped carrots n capsicum and fry them nicely and add the fried karela slices and fry for another 2 minutes.
  • Then add sugar n stir well and all the sauces and saute well.
  • Add the rice and toss well and lastly add red chilli flakes and pepper powder,again stir well .
Garnish with spring onion greens and serve hot.


I am sending the recipe to the ongoing event CBB Series ~ Chinese Cuisine by Radhika (Tickling Palates)


Note: Instead of frying the bitter gourd can use the baked one also.Can also add some shredded cabbage,beans n other color capsicum also.


30 comments:

  1. Such a great creation sangeetha!!Very innovative :) Nice clicks.,

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  2. Very innovative idea sangee...I am a big karela fan and this is a keeper recipe..I will try this for nandini.

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  3. I have never tasted karela as a rice! very interesting and novel idea, Sanjee :)

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  4. dats a brave move to make bitter gourd fried rice....easy to feed my son and H

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  5. thank you gals...really thanx a lot for your appreciation on my creation...i should say thanx to Radhika whio made to think so by hosting a wonderful theme-Chinese Cuisine..credit goes to radhika :)

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  6. bittergourd fried rice is definetely new to me...nice way to add bittergourd to our diet

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  7. bitter gourd fried rice is an interesting one .. never tried this version ...... Thanks for sharing .....

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  8. wow..That was a nice twist to the traditional fried rice..looks yummy!!

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  9. what a great idea dear..a good way to make the kids eat karela :)

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  10. Colorful and yummy looking rice... Nice combination of flavors...

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  11. Sangee...this sounds very interesting dear. I love bittergourd very much and its a great idea to combine it with the fried rice.... Superb!!!

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  12. Interesting recipe.Great idea of using it in fried rice.Book marked
    South Indian Recipes

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  13. Very innovative and unique recipe. I have never prepared karela rice. Looks delicious and tempting. Thanks for your lovely recipe.

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  14. Wow!! I cant imagine of adding bittergourd into fried rice but it looks gr8 dear.. will try this out..

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  15. sounds very yummy..I love bitter taste and have added this in my must try folder...thanks dear for sharing..:)
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  16. Wow ! that sure is a good idea to make kids eat Karela

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  17. wow.. now thats peak of creation.. a very strong move on trying karelas.. never even dreamt of karela fried rice.. super work da.. it looks tasty tho' :)

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  18. Actually, I don't like eating karela myself. But your take on it looks delicious.

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  19. Super fried rice Sangee, i cant even imagine making fried rice with bittergourd, awesome dish..

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  20. Very innovative fried rice..my DH love bitter in any form..So this is a keeper for me..

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  21. Interesting...that's a nice Indian twist to the Fried rice..very innovative indeed!!

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  22. This is such an amazing amalgamation of bitterness with Chinese punch. How interesting does it sound and look. I will definitely give it a shot. Thanks a lot for sharing such a different approach Sangeetha :)
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