Karele Ki Sabji

By Poonam Kaur Recipies 500
  • Prep Time 30 Mins
  • Cook Time 20 Mins
  • Ready In 50 Mins

Karela sabji recipe - this is Indian style bitter gourd stir fry recipe that is served as a side with roti, paratha.Ingredients of Karela Masala


    • 300 grams or or 2 ½ cups Karela (Bitter gourd) scraped and sliced
    • 1 teaspoon Salt or to taste
    • 2 tablespoons Oil
    • ½ teaspoon Cumin seeds
    • ½ teaspoon Fennel seeds
    • ½ teaspoon Turmeric powder
    • ⅛ teaspoon Hing (Asafoetida)
    • 1 cup Onion sliced
    • 1 Green chili finely chopped
    • 1 teaspoon Ginger paste or freshly grated or crushed
    • 1 ½ teaspoon Red chili powder
    • 1 teaspoon Coriander powder
    • ½ - 1 teaspoon Sugar
    • 1 teaspoon Amchur powder (Dried mango powder)
    • ½ teaspoon Garam masala

Step by Step method

    • Step 1.Scrap the outer skin of the karela (Do not peel). Then cut it into half vertically and thinly slice them. If the seeds are tough and mature then discard otherwise keep them as it is.
    • Step 2.Take slice karela in a bowl and sprinkle salt over it.
    • Step 3.Keep it aside for at least 20-30 minutes.
    • Step 4.Meantime chop onion, green chili and prep rest ingredients.
    • Step 5.After the resting time, squeeze out all the water.
    • Step 6.Then rinse them under the water.
    • Step 7.Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat. Once hot add cumin seeds and fennel seeds. Let them sizzle a bit.
    • Step 8.Then add turmeric powder and hing, immediately add sliced onions, chopped green chili and ginger.
    • Step 10.Sprinkle little salt, mix and cook till onions starts to soften.
    • Step 11.Now add sliced bitter gourd, red chili powder and coriander powder, mix well.
    • Step 12.Cover the pan with thali/plate which has rim around the edges. Add water on the plate and let the sabji steam cook on medium heat.
    • Step 13.Do stir once or twice in between and cook till karela becomes soft and tender.
    • Step 14.Lastly add sugar, amchur powder and garam masala, mix well.
    • Step 15.Bitter gourd curry is ready to serve.
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