Friday, 12 October 2012

You're Invited - Amrita Vishal - Doodhiya Karela~Bitter Gourd in Milk

Made n Enjoyed
Hello readers,

You're Invited !
The reason behind this concept was to meet so many of you wonderful food bloggers and display YOUR cooking expertise.

So how it will work ?

I will invite you food bloggers and publish Guest Posts by you on JCO. It would be fab if you invite your fellow bloggers to also write posts for JCO so please feel free to do so and don't be shy!

Today we have our twelfth guest Amrita Vishal of Sweet 'n' Savoury . Amrita is a newbie in the bloggingworld and her baby blog is taking it's first few steps. Wonderful blog with delicious and yummy recipes.
Let's meet Amrita

Hi Jagruti,
I am extremely happy to finally have found a recipe worthy of participation in your awesome blog site.
I am Amrita Gill ,a resident of the beautiful city Kolkata known for its amazing food and even more amazing foodies. My story is of a 'I don't like cooking' to 'I can't wait to cook' person. I am a Physiotherapist by profession having worked in Apollo Gleneagles hospital for 6 years. I quit my job to join the amazing and wonderful world of motherhood being blessed with a beautiful daughter, Vaanya. She is 15 months old now and continues to fill each day of our lives with abundant joy and happiness.
I started cooking after I got married 2 1/2 years back to my friend, my soulmate Vishal. He has loved and appreciated even the worst of my cooking attempts and has always encouraged me to never stop trying. I am blessed to have both my mothers as 'Out of the world' cooks. I remember my Amma (mother-in-law) very sweetly gave me a handwritten collection of recipes and said -''Cooking is not rocket science. Whatever you cook with love will always come out amazing''.
Me and husband are taking baby steps in the world of blogging having joined our blog site Sweet'n'Savoury just a couple of months back. The idea was to share what we love to cook,experiment and serve straight from our heart.While I am an avid Baker, Vishal loves to experiment with seafood and meats.
I came across your lovely blog site while participating in your on going event Monsoons of India. What I particularly loved was your unending motivation to connect to fellow and new food bloggers by hosting various events. Your recipe list is full of innovative and lip smacking vegetarian dishes with such simple and extensive illustrations. Your blog site is truly a treat and a lesson to new food bloggers like me.
So without further ado let me share a very yummy family recipe that we all love to eat. It uses the infamous Karela(Bitter Gourd) and we call it 'Doodhiya Karela'(Bitter Gourd in Milk). The dish has this wonderful combination of bitterness from the Karela( Bitter Gourd) and natural sweetness from evaporated milk.

You will need:
  • 6-7 medium sized Karela(Bitter Gourd)
  • 2 medium size onions(sliced)
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tsp jeera (cumin seeds)
  • 1/4 tsp haldi (turmeric) powder
  • 1/2 tsp lal mirch(red chilli) powder
  • 1 tsp dhaniya(coriander) powder
  • salt to taste
  • Oil for frying

Deseed the Karela and cut in 1/2 " thick long strips.
Heat oil for frying in a pan. Deep fry the karela and take out on an absorbent tissue paper to drain excess oil.
Take another pan and put 2 tbsp oil. Add jeera and once it browns add the sliced onions. Cook till the onions are browned well. Now add the fried pieces of Karela and pour 2 cups of milk. Cook for 15-20 mins stirring occasionally so that the milk reduces in quantity. By the end of this time the entire milk would have evaporated. Now add salt, haldi, lal mirch and dhaniya powder and mix well. Serve hot with thin paranthas.
Hope you enjoy as much as I loved making and sharing this recipe.
Happy Eating
Thank you very much Amrita for introducing this healthy and innovative dish. I love karela and can't wait to try it out this karela sabji. Why only me ? Even our readers should try and let us know too !
It's an honor to have you on JCO !!


  1. looks soooo tempting n healthy curry...

  2. Very interesting and delicious dish, wonderful guest post.

  3. Its such a pleasure and honour to share a recipe on your amazing blogsite. Thanks for inviting !

  4. So glad to be part of your wonderful space and such an honour.


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