Achari Karela | How to make Achari Karela

By Debaroti Gaurav  |  24th Apr 2016  |  
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About Achari Karela Recipe

A bitter gourd or karela recipe with a spicy and tangy twist.

Achari Karela is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the right mix of flavours, Achari Karela has always been everyone's favourite. This recipe by Debaroti Gaurav is the perfect one to try at home for your family. The Achari Karela recipe is very simple and can be made in restaurant style using these ingredients. The time taken while preparing Achari Karela is few minutes and the time taken for cooking is 25 minutes. This is recipe of Achari Karela is perfect to serve 4 people. Achari Karela is just the appropriate option to prepare when you have a get together or party at home. Be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely love Achari Karela. So do try it next time and share your experience of cooking Achari Karela by commenting on this page below!

Achari Karela

Ingredients to make Achari Karela

  • 3-4 Karelas
  • 1 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 2 and 1/2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • salt according to taste
  • 2 tbsp tamarind pulp (adjust this according to your taste)
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp ginger-Garlic paste
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 2 tsp fennel seed powder
  • 2 tbsp jaggery / Gud
  • 1/2 cup chopped coriander
  • 1/4 cup yoghurt

How to make Achari Karela

  1. Cut the karela in your desired shape. Remove the seeds. Wash it properly and put it in hot boiling water for 10-12 mins.
  2. In a pan, heat oil and add the chopped onions. Fry till they turn golden brown.
  3. Next, add the ginger-garlic paste and tomatoes. Add all the dry ingredients in the yogurt. Mix it well and add this mixture into the pan.
  4. Add the boiled (or fried) karela in the mixture. Stir it for 2-3 mins.
  5. Now add the tamarind pulp and garam masala.
  6. Finally add the chopped coriander and cover it for 2-3 mins. Serve it hot.

My Tip:

You can even deep fry the karela, but I prefer to boil it as its more healthy.

Reviews for Achari Karela (4)

Neha Sharma5 months ago

Mine wasn't looking as good as yours, but it tasted very nice. Thanks for taking the bitterness out of the karela and giving us a creative new recipe that even kids can enjoy:)

Nishi Mehtaa year ago

Wow love Karelas,will definitely try it

rajat jangra2 years ago

Good one

sucharitha anand2 years ago

there is no youghart in the ingredients list but in the recipie you are telling to use the youghart

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