Bitter gourd/melon is one of the best plant foods that helps improve diabetic and toxemia conditions. Bitter gourds are very low in calories but dense with precious nutrients. It is an excellent source of vitamins B1, B2, and B3, C, magnesium, folate, zinc, phosphorus, manganese, and has high dietary fiber. It is rich in iron, contains twice the beta-carotene of broccoli, twice the calcium of spinach, and twice the potassium of a banana.

Such a heathly plant food is ignored by many of us because of its bitter taste. Especially, children ignore this because of its bitterness. Fortunately, my daughters love bitter gourd. For the people who has aversion to bittergourd, these Bittergourd Cutlet (Karela Tikkis) would be a best way to in take bittergourd. So now lets see how to make this Bittergourd Cutlet (Karela Tikkis)...

Karela Tikkis Recipe | Bittergourd Cutlet Recipe | Pagarkkai Cutlet Recipe
Karela Tikkis Recipe | Bittergourd Cutlet Recipe | Pagarkkai Cutlet Recipe


Preparation and Yield:
Preparation time20 mins
Cooking Time30 mins
Yield10-12

Karela Tikkis Recipe | Bittergourd Cutlet Recipe | Pagarkkai Cutlet Recipe
Karela Tikkis Recipe | Bittergourd Cutlet Recipe | Pagarkkai Cutlet Recipe

Ingredients:
Bittergourd2
Grated Carrot1/2 Cup
Boiled and Peeled Potatoes2
Boiled Green Peas2 tablespoon
Whole Wheat Bread Slice2
SaltTo taste
Coriander Powder1 teaspoon
Red Chilli Powder1/4 teaspoon
Chopped Coriander Leaves1 tablespoon
Oil2 tablespoon


Karela Tikkis Recipe | Bittergourd Cutlet Recipe | Pagarkkai Cutlet Recipe
Karela Tikkis Recipe | Bittergourd Cutlet Recipe | Pagarkkai Cutlet Recipe

Method:

  1. Wash and slit the bittergourd into halves and remove the seeds from it. Then grate the bittergourd and take it in a bowl. 

  2. Sprinkle salt to the grated bitter gourd and mix well and keep it aside for 5 minutes. Meanwhile take the grated carrot and mashed potatoes in a mixing bowl. 

  3. After 5 minutes, squeeze out the water from grated bitter gourd and add that to the mixing bowl. To the bowl add green peas. Then add coriander powder, red chilli powder, salt and mix well

  4. Next, add chopped coriander leaves. Crumble the whole wheat bread slices and mix everything well. 

  5. Knead everything well. Make balls out of the cutlet mixture. 

  6. Heat a non-stick tawa, slightly flatten the balls and place it in the tawa and sprinkle oil. Fry the tikkis in medium flame. Gently flip on the other side and fry the tikkis by adding some more oil. Gently remove the fried tikkis from the tawa and add the next batch till you finish off the whole cutlet mixture

  7. Serve the yummy tikkis with sauce and enjoy the tikkis!!!
  8. Karela Tikkis Recipe | Bittergourd Cutlet Recipe | Pagarkkai Cutlet Recipe
    Karela Tikkis Recipe | Bittergourd Cutlet Recipe | Pagarkkai Cutlet Recipe

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  1. Going to try these cutlets this weekend

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  2. Really Innovative.

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