Karela Bites | Bitter Melon's Skin Muthia | Karela Skin Muthia

Karela(Bitter Melon)Bites is a great way to eat karela. This is bitter melon skin Bites made with wheat coarse, chickpea flour, rice, and spices. Everybody can enjoy this dish without knowing this is made from karela skin. So you can serve this to a kid also. Karela Bites(muthia) goes well with tea or coffee.



INGREDIENTS: FOR 4-5 SERVINGS

Karela (Bitter melon) skin ....... 1 Cup
Rice cooked ............................ 1 Cup
Chickpea flour ......................... 1 Cup
Wheat Coarse ....................... ½ Cup
Yogurt .................................... ½ Cup
Red chili powder ............... 1 ½ Tbsp.
Turmeric powder ..................... ¼ tsp.
Salt ................................ As per taste
Sugar ..................................... 3 Tbsp.
Oil .......................................... 3 Tbsp.
Garlic paste ........................... 1 Tbsp.
Coriander leaves chopped .... ¼ Cup
Eno ........................................... 1 tsp.

FOR TEMPERING

Oil ........................................ 3 Tbsp.
Mustard seeds .................... ½ Tbsp.
Sesame seeds ..................... 2 Tbsp.
Coconut powder ................... 3 Tbsp.

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Wash and scrape the rough skin off the karelas gently.  Keep karela skin in a bowl. (Use peeled karelas for subji).
  2. Mix chickpea flour, cooked rice, wheat coarse flour in the bowl.  Add oil, turmeric powder, red chili powder, salt, sugar, garlic paste, and mix it well.
  3. Add karela skin, chopped coriander leaves, yogurt, Eno, and knead into a soft dough.  If needed add a little water.
  4. Apply little oil on your hands and divide the dough into 8 equal portions. Shape each portion into a cylindrical roll.
  5. Arrange the rolls on a greased steamer plate and steam in a steamer for 40 to 50 minutes. Once it is steamed, turn off the heat and allow it cool down for ½ hours. 
  6. Then slice each roll and keep it aside.
  7. For the tempering, heat the 3 tbsp. of oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds. When the seeds crackle, add the sesame seeds. 
  8. Then add sliced muthiya and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes or till they turn light golden brown in color.
  9. Garnished with coconut powder and serve with tea or coffee.


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