Karela Batata nu shaak is a simple yet rich Gujarati vegetarian dish prepared with bitter gourd and potatoes stir fried in a medley of selective spices.
1. To remove the bitterness from bitter gourd, apply sufficient salt evenly on its surface and leave aside. Squeeze and remove all the moisture from karela. The water should take out all bitterness. Throw away the water.
2. Adding sugar/jaggery to the curry gives nice taste. However it is optional and you can avoid or adjust to suit your taste.
3. Stir-fry over medium heat to get a crispy texture.
4. Addition of cashew and sesame seeds is also your personal choice. There are families who skip them.