How to make Karlyachi Chutney -

Bitter gourd chutney with coconut and tamarind.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Bitter gourd (karela) (करेला),

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Pickles, Jams and Chutneys

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Karlyachi Chutney

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The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Karlyachi Chutney Recipe

  • Bitter gourd (karela) 1/4 kilogram

  • Coconut 1/4

  • Green chillies 2-3

  • Tamarind a small lemon sized ball

  • Groundnut oil to deep fry

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Wash gourd, scrape, de-seed, apply salt and keep aside After a few minutes, squeeze out the excess water. Cut into small pieces. Heat oil, deep fry the gourd pieces till crisp. Grind together coconut, chillies, salt, tamarind and fried gourd into a semi-liquid chutney.

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