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Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Bitter guard / Kakarakaya / Hagalakai stir fry


Bitter guard fry  quick and easy side dish and goes well with rice and sambar. I know it is one of the less loved vegetable because of its bitter taste.. for some reason I have always loved them. Try this crispy and spicy Bitter guard fry, you will surely love it and believe me, you will not feel the bitterness.  

Health benefits of Bitter guard :
·        Lowers sugar levels and helps fight diabetes.
·        Fight Cancer.
·        Treats Psoriasis and other fungal infections.
·        Improve circulation, help fight obesity.
·        Fights High Cholesterol.
·        alleviates Eye Problems and Improves Eyesight.
·        Prevents Jaundice and Strengthen Liver.
·        Treats Hangover.
·        Good for patients suffering from Piles.  




Ingredients for Bitter guard / Kakarakaya / Hagalakai stir fry :

250 g Bitter guard / Kakarakaya / Hagalakai (washed and choped)
3 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
2 dry red chillis
1 stem curry leaves
1/2 tsp Red chilly powder
pinch turmeric pwd
Coriander to garnish
Salt to taste 

To prepare Bitter guard / Kakarakaya / Hagalakai stir fry :

1. Heat olive oil in kadai, add the mustard seeds. After the mustard splutters add the cumin seeds, dry red chillies, curry leaves and sauté for a minute.
2. Add the Bitter guard / Kakarakaya / Hagalakai and sauté till 80% cooked.
3. Add salt, Coriander pwd, Red chilly pwd, turmeric pwd and sauté for 10more min. Garnish with coriander leaves and remove from heat.
4. Serve hot with roti/chapati or with rice and rasam /sambar.

Tips / Notes:

·        U can add ginger garlic paste for this stir fry it taste yummy
·        U can add Onion before adding the Bitter guard / Kakarakaya / Hagalakai this will give light different taste and flavour 

So try this recipe and write back to us…We love to hear from you.

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