How to make Bittergourd Sweet Curry -

Sweet and sour karela curry.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is contributed by Member Jyothi Attota.

Main Ingredients : Bittergourd, Jaggery

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Bittergourd Sweet Curry

Bittergourd Sweet Curry Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Bittergourd Sweet Curry Recipe

  • Bittergourd cut into round slices 250 grams

  • Jaggery 1/4 teaspoon

  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves a few

  • Turmeric (fresh) a pinch

  • Black grams split 1 teaspoon

  • Tamarind juice 1/2 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Papad crushed for garnish


Step 1

Boil the karelas with turmeric powder. Drain and wash them. Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves, hing and urad dal and saute till the seeds crackle.

Step 2

Add karela pieces, jaggery and tamarind juice and bring it to boil. Add salt and mix well. Serve hot garnished with crushed papads.

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