Bitter but delicious

by Sanjeev Kapoor

Veggies like karela and methi are not universal favourites probably because of their bitter taste. Take a look at these 3 fuss free recipes that will change your opinion of the super healthy vegetables and make you look forward to eating them.


Menu: Mooli Ki Kadhi

             Keema Karela

             Methi Sev


Shopping list

1 medium white radish with leaves

400 grams of yogurt

500 grams of mutton mince

5 bitter gourds

1 small packet of shahi jeera

1 small packet of amchur powder

1 small packet of chaat masala

1 small packet of kasoori methi

500 grams of gram flour

1 small packet of ajwain


For faster preparation

For kadhi cook the peeled radish along with the greens in salted water and refresh it with cold water. Prepare the ginger and green chilli paste. For keema karela puree the tomatoes, make the ginger garlic paste. Scrap the karelas, slit, marinate with salt an turmeric and set aside. Cook the mince mixture along with the spices and tomato puree. Then stuff the mince mixture in karelas and set aside. Dry roast the kasoori methi and crush it. Make the dough of sev with gram flour, turmeric and ajwain.


How to go about it

Make the sev and then start with cooking the karelas with the remaining spices. Make the mixture of yogurt, chilli-ginger paste by whisking it with water. Heat ghee in a nonstick pan add spices and sauté until fragrant. Then add the yogurt mixture and cook for a few minutes until the kadhi has thickened. Then add the refreshed radish and simmer for 2 minutes and serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.