Baked Sweet & Sour Karela

(Serves 4)

500 grams karela peeled and cut into thin slices
3 tablespoons oil
½ teaspoon cumin powder
¾ teaspoon coriander powder
¾ teaspoon raw mango/amchur powder
¼ teaspoon red chili powder
¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
Salt to taste
2 tablespoons jaggery powder
Coriander to garnish


Add oil to the sliced karela. Toss to combine.
Add all the powders, salt and jaggery. Toss again so the karela slices are well coated with the spices. Set aside for 20 minutes.
Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees.
Transfer the karela slices in a single layer onto a large aluminium foil baking sheet that has been greased with oil.
Bake at 250 degrees for 23 minutes. If you want it to be crispy and extra brown, spray oil on it and reheat for 1-2 minutes. Be careful it may burn quickly.
Garnish with coriander.

Serve with dal and rice or roti.