Karele ka Achaar Recipe

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Karele ka Achaar
How to make Karele ka Achaar
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Not loved by all, but this achaar of karelas loaded with spices might just do the trick.

Ingredients of Karele ka Achaar

  • 1 kg karela (bitter gourd) of a uniform size
  • 2 Tbsp salt
  • For masala:
  • 3/4 cup salt
  • 1 Tbsp haldi (turmeric)
  • 1 Tbsp sonth (dried and powdered ginger)
  • 1/4 cup chilli powder
  • 1/4 cup roasted and powdered ajwain (carrom / thymol)
  • 2 Tbsp saunf (fennel seeds) roasted and pounded coarsely
  • 2 cups lemon juice
  • A sterilised jar

How to Make Karele ka Achaar

  • 1.Scrape off the rough surface of the bitter gourd, slit lengthwise on one side, rub all over with salt and keep aside for 3-4 hours.
  • 2.Squeeze the karelas'to get rid of the discarded juices, scoop out the seeds and wash and squeeze again.
  • 3.Mix a little bit of the lemon juice into the masala to dampen it, then stuff the filling firmly into the karelas and tie each one to secure the filling.
  • 4.Place the filled karelas neatly into the sterilized jar and pour enough lemon juice to cover.
  • 5.Sun for 3-4 days and eat after a week.
  • 6.Once ready, you could cut and serve small pieces.