INSTANT POT KARELA(BITTER GOURD) recipes- 99 percent bitter free – Side for roti – 5 main Ingredients .
Do you like Karela and doesn’t like bitterness. Try my recipes . They are 99 percent bitter free . Even kids will like eating with Steamed rice or grains of your choice. I shared a Soaking tip which reduces the bitterness and softens Karela and cooks fast with minimum Oil . I tried few recipes in Instant Pot and shared how to cook crispier ( they will taste like as if they are deep fried) . Here are few recipes I tried and it takes 10 minutes to cook and saute . One pot to cook from start to finish.
It is one of nutritious vegetable and not deep frying retain the required nutrients of the vegetable . Bitter Gourd is very less in Calories ( If not deep fried) carrying just 17 Calories per 100 grams . Some People may not like it because of bitterness . Adding Spices makes it more palatable . Outer skin and seeds are discarded due to high alkaloid content ,but can be enjoyed by marinating with correct Ingredients . Marinating reduces bitterness and Cooks fast. Discard the liquid after Marinating.
According to some Clinical studies Polypeptide , Charantin, Vicine present in it are believed to help in maintaining normal Blood Glucose . Because of its bitterness it is a good source of disease preventing and health promoting phyto chemical compounds. It is a unique vegetable fruit that can be used as food or medicine. If you are thinking of adding Bitter gourd or Bitter Melon to your diet , make sure you limit yourself for 4 to 5 times in a month. Source : HM.
SOAK KARELA FOR One or Two hours or Overnight in the refrigerator. If they are big I recommend to soak overnight . If they are medium and thin One or two hours is sufficient . Flip in between . You can pour the marinade liquid in the slit of Karela so they get soft in less time. This Soaking will reduce the bitterness( The Karela I buy here are tooo bitter and not good for Stomach) . Discard the marinade liquid before Cooking.
MARINATING WHOLE BITTER GOURD FOR STUFFED BITTER GOURD RECIPE and for Stir fry Bitter gourd in INSTANT POT :
- STUFFED KARELA( BITTER GOURD) – 99 PERCENT . Check my recipe for Soaking and Cooking tip to enjoy a tasty and Crispy Bitter gourd( karela)
2. INSTANT POT KARELA( BITTER GOURD) .It’s a sweet and sour bitter gourd recipe. I cooked in One pot from start to finish . It’s a tasty recipe you can serve with Steamed rice. Stays good for 4 to 5 days in refrigerator .
3.KARELA PICKLE . IT stays good for more than a week. Simple recipe prepared with few ingredients and Everyday Ingredients from your Pantry. check recipe for Soaking and Cooking tip in Instant Pot .
4. STUFFED KARELA( BITTER GOURD) MASALA STIR FRY with HOMEMADE MASALA POWDER. Prepare the stuffing in your free time. Takes less to Cook and stuff. Check recipe how to build pressure by adding minimum water. No burnt bottom. Follow my recipe to enjoy a tasty stuffed Karela stir fry .