Bitter Gourd Sabzi (Karela) Recipe by Vari Shah 445 days ago

Bitter Gourd Sabzi (Karela)
Bitter gourd now easy to eat with a tangy touch.
    Preparation Method
  1. Chop the bitter gourd into thick round disks and remove hard seeds.
  2. In a non-stick wok, heat the ghee for tempering. Add the cumin seeds and as they begin to crackle, add asafoetida powder. Immediately reduceflame, add gourds and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Cover and cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle a little water once or twice. Now add the remaining ingredients (except groundnuts and coriander leaves) and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Switch off the flame and garnish with groundnuts and coriander leaves.
  5. Serve hot with roti.
    Additional Note
  • Mature raw mangoes are peeled, chopped and dried and under strong sunlight until completely dry. The powdered form of mangoes dried thus is called amchoor. Sour, sweet and astringent in essence, amchoor works as a mild laxative. Readily available in Indian stores, it stays good for months if preserved in a cool, dry place and adds a delectable tang to many a dish. Bitter gourds which are good for pittas and kaphas, absorb the flavour of amchoor and other spices in this recipe, making it possible for vatas to enjoy this dish too.


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  1. Newbie - 0 PointsHas been a member for 12-13Years
    January 30, 2018  4:49 pm by KL Reply

    good continue.

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Serves : 3-4
Ready In : 20 Minutes
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  1. 1/4 kg bitter gourds
  2. 1/2 teaspoon dry mango powder (amchoor)
  3. 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  4. 2 teaspoon dhana jeera (coriander) powder
  5. 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  6. 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  7. 1 tablespoon bengal gram flour (besan)
  8. 2 teaspoon jaggery (grated)
  9. 2 teaspoon roasted groundnuts (crushed)
  10. coriander leaves (to garnish)
  11. salt to taste
  12. For the tempering
  13. 2 teaspoon ghee
  14. 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  15. asafoetida powder


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