Sunday, 11 August 2013

Kaju karela nu shaak – Cashew nuts bitter gourds curry – No onion no garlic recipe

Hi friends, I was in travelling in last week, so could not  visit your space, so sorry for that. I will visit your space soon. My today's post is Kaju karela nu shaak .This rich and spicy curry is perfect  for party or festival time.


2 cup karela cut in long slice (bitter gourds)
½ cup roasted cashew nuts
½ tsp cumin seeds
Pinch asafetida (hing)
¼ tsp turmeric powder
½ tbsp red chili powder
½ tbsp garam masala powder
1 tbsp sugar
3 tbsp oil
Salt to taste + 1 tbsp extra


Combine peeled and slice karela (bitter gourds) and salt in a bowl, mix it well, keep aside for 15 minutes, Squeeze out excess water to remove bitterness, then wash well with water and squeeze properly.
Heat the oil in a pan and add asafoetida, cumin seeds and sauté for seconds.  Add turmeric powder, slice  karela (bitter gourds), salt and cook on low flame for 10 minutes, close the lid on pan. Stirring occasionally. Add sugar, red chili powder, garam masala powder and mix it well, cook for another 2 minutes or till karela is tender . Add roasted cashew nuts and cook for minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves.


  1. interesting idea of addition of cashewnuts to karela to give it some crunchiness.

  2. kaju and karela, nice crunchy combo.

  3. a new dish to us but sure the sweet kajus will go well with this :-)

  4. That's one of my dad's favorite dish!!! I never like bittergourd... but would love to share this recipe with my mum to cook for dad :)

  5. Something different.. looks yummy.

  6. sounds yummy and i linked my entry on your event :)

  7. wow curry looks yummy and a different one :)

  8. yummy and delicious... I am a new blogger...Visit mine wen u get time...

  9. interesting combo n helathy too....

  10. looks yummy

  11. very healthy and delicious!!! Thanks for linking it to my event!! Looking for more yummy recipes!!


  12. scrumptious and healthy. Great post. thanks

  13. It's really great post and nice information about the Karela (Bitter-Melon) in your website.
    and Anybody get right information by your website and your post #Bitter Melon (Momordica charantia), also known as Karela, is a vine that is native to India. The fruit of the plant contains several active compounds called bitters (especially charantin and momordicin), vicine and a polypeptide (p-insulin) which help support healthy blood sugar levels.


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