Masala Caraili
Recipe type: Vegetarian
Cuisine: East Indian
  • 3 med. caraili chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 pimento peppers, sliced
  • 14 methi seeds (fenugreek)
  • 1 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp. Chief brand duck/ goat curry powder
  • 4 tbsp. Amchar Masala
  • 1 tbsp. Geera powder(cumin)
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  1. Wash and cut up the caraili.
  2. Chop the garlic, pimento, and onion. Set aside.
  3. Boil the Caraili for 15 minutes then drain.
  4. Note: boiling of the methods used to get some of the bitterness out. Alternatively you can freeze the Caraili before cooking it. Somehow the coldness diminishes the bitterness of the Caraili.
  5. Heat the oil and saute the methi seeds for 1 minute.
  6. Then add the garlic and pimento.
  7. Add the curry powder and geera. Allow to cook for about 3 minutes or until it achieves a brownish colour.
  8. Add the caraili and stir and let coat evenly with the curry mixture.
  9. Then add the onion and remaining garlic.
  10. Add salt, pepper and masala powder. Stir
  11. Let cook for 10 minutes.
  12. Add last pimento pepper. stir.
  13. Note: To prevent burning add a little water.
  14. Let cook for 5 more minutes. then remove from heat. Serve hot.
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