Kareleys (bitter Melon) are so healthy and yummy. They cook amazing with ground beef. You can also try my recipe off Curried Keema.Ramsha Baig
Bitter Melon Health Benefits
Bitter melon, or karela, has been used for hundreds of years in traditional chinese medication in addition to Ayurvedic medication. This ancient awareness is now being sponsored up by science, with several research showing its tremendous effects on blood sugar due to a chemical that acts much like insulin. not handiest that, it’s been proven to useful resource digestion, combat infection and promote cleansing and detoxing.
Chinese Vs South Asian Bitter Melon
The first step of this recipe is to salt the bitter melon to help dispose of a number of the sour flavors.
The chinese style of bitter melon is mellower in terms of its pungency, and that’s what I used on this recipe. After tasting a bite of this dish, my husband commented how it’s no longer as sour as he predicted. whilst penning this, I realized that it’s likely because I used the chinese sour melon and no longer the Indian one, which he is aware of because he grew up inside the motherland! So, if the use of chinese sour melon, shorten or pass the salting part if you are like my husband and have a keenness for that sharp taste.
some other manner to take away any bitterness is to reduce and freeze the bitter melons in advance. No want to salt them!
in case you’re the use of the Indian sour melon, you can peel some of the tough skin of the bitter melon before salting it.
The aggregate of bitter melon and ground red meat is very popular in Pakistan – and for excellent reason! Pair it with rotis for a slightly sour, however very pleasurable comfort meal.