Let me start from the beginning. I look forward to my parents' visit. Every time they are here, I get to taste something new and different. Last year it was shorshe begun, this year they made this chorchori.
I didn't grow up on this recipe. In fact, I had not even heard of a combination like this. The recipe comes from my sister-in-law who learned it from her dida. And my dad has been making it every other week here and is now ready to share it.
You want to pressure cook the karela for one whistle and then discard the water, it makes the karela less bitter. If you don't want to pressure cook, you can boil it in an open pan till it is half-cooked.
2 tbspoon oil