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Thursday, 18 April 2013

Karamanga Khatta

Mugdha Mohanty | 00:21 | | |
Karamanga the odia name for the fruit Carambola, also known as Star fruit. This fruit can be used in cooking and can be made in to relishes, preserves and juice...it is very popular in Odisha, and we used to make pickles or khatta using this...some people also like to eat it without cooking or make chutney, juice or smoothies out of it....either way, it tastes delicious...This recipe is my childhood favorite from my Grandma's Kitchen...:-)


The fruit is popular throughout Southeast Asia, South Pacific and in parts of East Asia..It has distinctive ridges running down its sides in cross-section,it resembles a star, hence its name star fruit..The fruit is rich in antioxidants,potassium and vitamin C....The source and info of the picture below is Wikipedia as i forgot to take pictures before cooking.....:-)
Ingredients :-
  • Ripe Karmanga/Carambola/Star fruit - 2
  • Sugar or Jaggery - 3-4 tbsp
  • Pancha Phutana - 1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Ginger - 1/2'' minced
  • Curry Leaves - few
  • Coriander Leaves - few
  • Roasted Cumin + Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • water
  • oil
Method :-
  1. Wash and cut the fruits in slices(here u can c the shapes which resembles a star)..
  2. Heat oil in a kadhai/pan and add pancha phutana to it..let the seeds splutter.
  3. Then add curry leaves and ginger..fry for 1 min.
  4. Now add the sliced fruit pieces with turmeric powder and salt to the kadhai.
  5. Fry for a minute and cover the lid.Cook in slow flame.
  6. After 4-5 min open the lid and add sugar/jaggery with some water and bring that to boil.
  7. Then cook it till the sugar/jaggery dissolves and the fruit cooked...
  8. Check the water consistency before switching off the flame, it should not be watery or very thick...
  9. After switching off the flame add the chopped coriander leaves with roasted cumin+red chilli powder to the above recipe and mix them thoroughly.
  10. Serve hot or cold according to your preference...It tastes good either ways...so try it and enjoy...:-)


*Note :-

  1. Try to use jaggery or gud in this recipe, it'll give a better flavor and taste.
  2. If the consistency becomes thick, then add little hot water and cook for 1-2 min to achieve the right consistency and if u feel it watery, then cook for some more time...
  3. Though it has many good things, it also contains oxalic acid, which can be harmful to individuals suffering from kidney problems...so be careful...:-)



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2 comments:

  1. Loved this chutney. Book marked it.

    today's post:
    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/04/leftover-rice-chilla-pancake.html

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  2. yummy prep of star fruit. you got nice space. do visit me too.

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