Karela Aur Aam Papad Ki Subzi

Sweet sour tangy, all flavours merge beautifully in this preparation. Bitter gourd and mango leather or aam papad cooked beautifully with Indian spices. This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel

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Karela Aur Aam Papad Ki Subzi

Main Ingredients Bitter gourd, Black aam papad
Cuisine Indian
Course Main Course Vegetarian
Prep Time 11-15 minutes
Cook time 16-20 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Tangy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg


  • 8 bitter gourds,  peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 50 grams black aam papad, cut into small pieces
  • 50 grams red aam papad, cut into small pieces
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 3 green chillies, roughly chopped
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mango powder (amchur)
  • 1 teaspoon tamarind paste
  • 1 teaspoon grated jaggery (gur) 
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh coriander leaves 


  1. Scrape karelas and thinly slice them.
  2. Add salt and ¼ tsp turmeric powder, mix and set aside for ½ an hour. Heat oil in a non-stick pan and add cumin seeds, green chillies, onion and sauté till fragrant.
  3. Add karelas and sauté for 3-4 minutes. Cut both the aam papads into small pieces.
  4. Add coriander powder, red chilli powder, remaining turmeric powder, dried mango powder, salt and mix well. Cook till karelas are done.
  5. Add aam papad, tamarind paste, jaggery, coriander leaves and mix. Serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 661
Carbohydrates 82.8
Protein 7.6
Fat 33.1
Other Fiber Fiber- 19.9gm