How to make Karele ke Chilke ki Sabzi - SK Khazana -

The bitter gourd peels when cooked with a few masalas make a very flavourful and tasty dish

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Bitter gourd peel (karele ke chilke), Oil (ऑइल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Karele ke Chilke ki Sabzi - SK Khazana

Karele ke Chilke ki Sabzi - SK Khazana 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 : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Karele ke Chilke ki Sabzi - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Bitter gourd peel (karele ke chilke) washed 2-3 times in salt water and drained thoroug 1 cup

  • Oil 3 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1/4 teaspoon

  • Onion chopped 1/2 cup

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Medium tomato roughly chopped 1

  • Garlic paste 1/2 teaspoon

  • Fresh mint sprigs to garnish


Step 1

Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add cumin seeds and sauté till the colour changes. Add onion, mix and sauté till onion turns golden brown.

Step 2

Add turmeric powder and salt and sauté for a minute. Add bitter gourd peels, red chilli powder and coriander powder and mix well. Cover and cook for 5-7 minutes.

Step 3

Add tomato and garlic paste, mix well, cover and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 4

Transfer subji into a serving bowl and serve hot garnished with fresh mint sprigs.

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