Bitter Gourd Recipe – Bitter Gourd Curry – Karela Fry – Indian Veg

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Bitter Gourd Recipe – Bitter Gourd Curry -Origin

Bitter Gourd Recipe – Bitter Gourd Curry – is a popular dish in india.In India, variety of dishes made with bitter gourd.In North India – kaju karela(fried with Cashew nuts), Karela Sabzi(cooked with Potatoes) are very popular dishes.In Kerala cuisine – thoran(mixed with grated coconut), mezhukkupuratti (stir fried with spices), theeyal (cooked with roasted coconut) and pachadi(food for diabetics).In Andhra Cuisine Pachi Pulusu (Sesame seeds,coconut and peanuts). In Tamil cuisine includes pagarkai pitla, kattu pagarkkai(stuffed and fried).In Konkan cuisine, salt is added to finely chopped bitter gourd and then it is squeezed, removing its bitter juice.

Bitter Gourd Recipe – Bitter Gourd Curry – Spices and Cooking method

Bitter Gourd Recipe – Bitter Gourd Curry – Simple recipe prepared in less time.This is my version of cooking,The bitter gourd boiled with turmeric and salt and fried with onions. The spice levels can be adjusted from mild to hot according to individual preferences. Bitter gourd recipe is very yummy and delicious recipe with the crunchy bite.I have done 9 types of dishes with bitter gourd.You can watch the recipe videos in my site.For healthy diet, use less oil and add yogurt.After frying this with spices, to have a less bitter add grated coconut.

Bitter Gourd Recipe – Bitter Gourd Curry -Nutitional health benefits

Bitter Gourd Recipe – Bitter Gourd Curry -This food is low in Sodium, and very low in Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Thiamin, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Pantothenic Acid, Iron and Phosphorus, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Folate, Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc and Manganese.Bitter melon is an excellent source for reduction of blood sugar levels in the treatment of type-2 diabetes.Fresh bitter melon is good source of Vitamin-C, one of the powerful natural antioxidants.Bitter melon helps in relieving indigestion and constipation problems.

Bitter Gourd Recipe – Bitter Gourd Curry – Serving method

Bitter Gourd Recipe – Bitter Gourd Curry – is an excellent side dish can be served with rice or roti as a main course for lunch or dinner.Bitter gourd curry can go well with rice, sambar and rasam. Bitter gourd curry is very healthy dish that everyone must have weekly once in their diet.Bitter gourd recipe is very easy to prepare and tastes good.Try this recipe and stay healthy.


Bitter gourd-500gms
Green Chillies-2
Chilli powder-1/2tsp
Cumin powder-1/2tsp
Asafoetida – 1 pinch
Mustard -1/4tsp
Urad dal-1/4tsp
Cumin -1/4 tsp
Curry leaves few
Salt – as needed
Oil – as needed

Preparation method

  1. Chop the bitter gourd into slices and boil it in a salt water, cool it.
  2. Heat a pan with oil, add mustard seeds, urad dal, cumin seeds, and red chillies and curry leaves.
  3. Add chopped onions and sauté it.
  4. Add turmeric powder, hing, chilli powder and salt.
  5. Add the boiled bitter gourd slices and fry it.
  6. Sprinkle oil, cover it and cook for 10 mins in a medium flame.
  7. Roast it evenly till it turns to light brown and crispy.
  8. Serve it hot with rice, sambar /rasam.