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Shrimp and Bitter Melon (Karela) Recipe

  • 2 bitter melon
  • 1 medium red onion chopped
  • 10 medium shrimps chopped
  • 3 tbsp of Recheado Masala (Goan Imports)
  • 2 tbsp of ketchup
  • 4 tbsp of oil
  • 1/2 tsp of sugar
  • salt to tast

  • Clean the bitter melon/ karela on the inside and thinly slice them.
  • Apply 2 tbsp of salt and keep aside for an 1-2 hours.
  • Rinse it in water. Pat dry with paper towel.
  • The logic of applying lots of salt and letting it stand, is that it takes the bitterness away.
  • Heat oil add the chopped onions and sauté till light brown.
  • Add the recheado paste and sauté 2 minutes.
  • Then put in the shrimps and fry for 3 minutes.
  • Next add the bitter melon and sauté for 8-10 minutes.
  • Finally add the ketchup, sugar and salt to taste and keep sauteing for another 5 minutes till done.
Serve it as a side with rice or any bread. If its kept for a couple of days it almost get’s pickled in the vinegar that’s in the recheado masala and it taste really yum! This is one of my husbands favorite Goan foods. If you don’t like bitter melon but want to substitute with another vegetable you can check out my recipe with cauliflower and shrimps

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A tangy spicy  Red paste best suited for most seafood dishes.  This multi
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