Karele ki Sabzi

Just taste bitter gourd cooked this way and you will forget that they are bitter. Karela/ bitter gourd, the name itself brings frowns to most faces. But this delicacy is among the most nutritious vegetables.

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Karele ki Sabzi

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Main Ingredients Bitter Gourds (Karele), Salt
Cuisine Punjabi
Course Main Course Vegetarian
Prep Time 11-15 minutes
Cook time 2-2.30 hour
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg


  • 5-6 medium bitter Gourds (Karele)
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 2 medium onions, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon dry mango powder (amchur)
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder


  1. Scrape the bitter gourds and reserve the scrapings. Slit them vertically and remove the seeds. Rub two tablespoons salt all over the bitter gourds and the scrapings. Set aside for two hours. Wash thoroughly and squeeze dry.
  2. Heat sufficient oil in a non stick kadai and deep fry the bitter gourds till dark brown. Drain on absorbent paper.
  3. Heat three tablespoons of oil in a non stick pan, add the scrapings and sauté till brown. Add the onions and sauté for two to three minutes. Add the coriander powder, dry mango powder and red chilli powder and sauté for another minute or two.
  4. Add the bitter gourds and adjust the salt. Cover and cook for two to three minutes.
  5. Serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 632
Carbohydrates 41.7
Protein 8.9
Fat 47.7
Other Fiber Fiber- 23.1gm