Karelay Keema (Mince Beef with Bitter Gourd)


Ingredients:

  1. Mince beef or mutton 1/2 kg.
  2. Bitter gourd 1/2 kg.
  3. Onions (sliced) 4
  4. Tomatoes (chopped) 4-5
  5. Ginger garlic paste 2 tbsp.
  6. Green chilli paste 1 tbsp.
  7. Salt 1 1/2 tsp.
  8. Red chilli powder 1 1/2 tsp.
  9. Coriander powder 1 1/2 tsp.
  10. Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp.
  11. Whole black pepper  5
  12. Cloves 4
  13. Black cardamom 1
  14. Cinnamon 1 inch piece
  15. Cumin seeds 1 tsp.
  16. Oil 4 tbsp.
  17. Fresh coriander for garnishing

Method:

  • Scrape the surface of the bitter gourd to make them smooth.
  • Deseed them.
  • Chop bitter gourd in the required shape (either chopped into bits or circles).
  • Soak the pieces in salted water for about 1 or 2 hrs.
  • Drain off the water and wash them with fresh water.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add onions and fry till golden brown.
  • Put ginger garlic paste, cloves, cinnamon, black cardamon and whole black pepper.
  • Fry for few seconds.
  • Add mince beef.
  • Stir and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, green chilli paste, salt and cumin seeds.
  • Cook for another 4-5 minutes or till the water dries up.
  • Add tomatoes.
  • Cover and cook till the tomatoes are soft and oil separates.
  • Now add Karelay (Bitter Gourd).
  • Mix, cover and cook for another 20-25 minutes.
  • Take out in a dish.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander and serve.
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