Bitter gourd vegetable
Recipe Vegetarian

Karela ki sabzi for roti | Bitter gourd vegetable recipe

I had been to Delhi with my father for enquiring about my project work when I was completing ,my Masters in Computer Applications around 2003. It is one of my memorable trips with my father where I travelled parts of Delhi and Agra ,visited Taj Mahal. The hotel where we stayed in Pahar Gunj had this unique karela ki sabzi which I never had before . As Bengalis we are used to consume thinly sliced bitter gourd smeared in turmeric and salt and deep fried to be served with rice. This sabzi was with onions and served with parathas. I asked the hotel person who used to deliver the food at the room and got a rough recipe. After several trials and tries the dish now comes out to be quite delicious .The dish is spicy and the bitterness is camouflaged with the sweetness of onions.

Ingredients

  • 2 bitter gourd thin slices made and chopped
  • 1 lemon juice
  • 2 cups finely sliced onions
  • 4 to 6 garlic
  • 2 to 4 cashew nuts chopped into small pieces
  • 2 chopped green chilies
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tbsp. red chili powder
  • 2 tomatoes pureed
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • salt to taste

Preparation

  • Marinate the bitter gourd with turmeric and salt and lemon juice for 30 minutes
  • Squeeze the vegetables, drain water and wash them
  • Heat oil.
  • Fry the bitter gourds till tender in batches
  • Fry onions till brown
  • Add cashew nuts and fry
  • Add chopped garlic
  • Add the spice powders and sauté.
  • Add tomato puree and fry till rawness disappears
  • Add the bitter gourds and fry in low flame till it absorbs flavors and oil is seen at the sides.
  • Add salt to taste
  • Add milk and cover cook and the milk completely dries up.
  • Add chopped green chilies and mix.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves
  • Serve with parathas
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Bitter gourd vegetable

Karela aur pyaz ki sabzi | Bitter gourd vegetable recipe

The dish is spicy and the bitterness is camouflaged with the sweetness of onions. You can serve with shallow fried or deep fried flat breads
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Indian cuisine, North Indian
Keyword bitter gourd, karela, vegan, vegetarian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Author indrani

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 bitter gourd thin slices made and chopped
  • 1 lemon juice
  • 2 cups finely sliced onions
  • 4 to 6 garlic
  • 2 to 4 cashew nuts chopped into small pieces
  • 2 chopped green chilies
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tbsp. red chili powder
  • 2 to matoes pureed
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • salt to taste

Instructions

Preparation

  1. Marinate the bitter gourd with turmeric and salt and lemon juice for 30 minutes
  2. Squeeze the vegetables, drain water and wash them
  3. Heat oil.
  4. Fry the bitter gourds till tender in batches
  5. Fry onions till brown
  6. Add cashew nuts and fry
  7. Add chopped garlic
  8. Add the spice powders and sauté.
  9. Add tomato puree and fry till rawness disappears
  10. Add the bitter gourds and fry in low flame till it absorbs flavors and oil is seen at the sides.
  11. Add salt to taste
  12. Add milk and cover cook and the milk completely dries up.
  13. Add chopped green chilies and mix.
  14. Garnish with coriander leaves
  15. Serve with parathas

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Aboutindrani

Indrani Sen is a teacher,lecturer in Information Technology/Computer Science for the past 12 years. She has authored 4 text books in Information Technology.
She is passionate about cooking and loves to blog about food and travel.This blog is like my baby as I have built it from scratch by myself with little help from colleagues ,friends and of course Google.

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