Wednesday, September 21, 2011


This recipe is re-posted for the event, Whats on your Kebab platter? hosted by Khushi of A girl's Diary
I haven't participated in any event so far; rather I eagerly look forward to such events to learn great recipes. I am bit shy to participate in events
I got this recipe from my  Pakistani neighbor during my stay in Kuwait. The taste is very different from any other. The little bitter taste typical to Karela, and absence of usual onion, garlic and spice aroma make it so typical! It has been a party snack quite often.
500 gms Karela (bitter gourd)
500 gms minced chicken
1 egg
1 tsp coarse and freshly ground black pepper.
1 tsp red chili powder ( optional)
2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves.
Oil for sallow frying
Bread crumb ( quantity will depend on the consistency of the mix)
1 tbsp finely chopped green chili

Cut Karela 5 mm thick circular pieces, put salt and mix. Keep aside for 15 minutes. squeeze out the water and re-wash with fresh water. Boil the Karela, remove from water, cool and squeeze out water and mash it with hand. (or slow coarse grinding)
Boil minced chicken with salt, remove, squeeze out water.
Mix the Karela, meat, chili, coriander leaves, chili powder, pepper, green chili, salt.

Put the egg ( dont whip) and mix. Add bread crumb a little at a time to a consistency so that it can be just shaped into flat round Kebabs.
 Refrigerate for 30 min if required to keep shape.
Shallow fry both side and serve.


Chandrani said...

Karea kabab looks great and mouthwatering.

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Delicious kebab,luks yum...

Shobha said...

Seeing the kebab preparation with karela for the first time..I remember my Pakistani friend telling me that they add meats to all the veggiesand dals.

? said...

Sounds interesting; we make karela without any garlic too.Bookmarked.

The knife said...

Ghosh Kaku a friend of mine was raving about the karela foo yong that she had at our favourite restaurant in town. Ling's. This post reminded me a of that. A toch of bitter in kebabs would be really interesting

khushi said...

very nice trick to use karela with chicken....lovely recipe uncle...and thanks a lot for participating :)
What's On Your Kebab Platter:win a gift: Hurry only few days left

Shobha said...

Thanks for your wishes, and yes FB can be so addictive...but at the same time it is the best way to be in touch with everyone..these days I don't get any email forwards as everyone is busy on FB.
I will get the book you suggested as soon as I am back ..I am still in Brazil.
Thanks & Regards.

Alpana said...


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Prathima Rao said...

An innovative & delicious kabab !!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

anthony stemke said...

Nice looking kebabs.

Arti said...

Hello Ushnishda,
Glad to have your post after a long time, hope you post a veggie delight soon :)

Jay said...

sounds absolutely hearty..:)
Tasty Appetite

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Delicious looking kebabs...

Leena Guha Roy said...

I am also seeing this kind of recipe.. kabab with karelaa...!!! it is an experiment, right?

Anyway I am eagerly waiting to see your vetki item.....

apni bengali jene bhalo laglo.... :-)


Zareena said...

Wow!!! amazing combination of chicken and bitter gaurd. Never had a karela kabab. This looks perfect.

Priti said...

Looks so fab ....i loved it

Amy said...

First time here & this is a new recipe for me…looks tasty.
Pl check my blog & event too, would appreciate your participation

Aarthi said...

This looks really delicious..I should try this as soon as possible.thanks for the recipe dear..Following your blog straight away..If you have time Check out my blog too..

I am having a Giveaway..

Aarthi said...

Karela kabab..delicious ..U have made it perfectly..Love to make this..New follower here..

Do visit my blog too

Sanoli Ghosh said...

Asadharon blog, na dekhle biswas hoto na. karela with chicken...bhavtei partam na age kakhono. I am your new follower, asakori kichu sikhte parbo apnar theke....
with best regds,