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#Karela Fry

Shilpa gupta
30 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
6 People
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Sliced Bitter gourd cooked with onion and tomatoes.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Sauteeing
  • Side Dishes
  • Diabetes

Ingredients Serving: 6

  1. Bitter gourd/karela 250 gms
  2. Oil 1 tbsp
  3. Cumin seeds 3/4th tsp
  4. Asafoetida a pinch
  5. Onion 2
  6. Tomatoes 1
  7. Green chilli 1
  8. Salt 1 tsp
  9. Red chilli powder 1/2 tsp
  10. Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
  11. Roasted grams ( bhuna chana) 1 tbsp


  1. Slice karelas into half centimetre thick rounds.
  2. Rub a teaspoon of salt on sliced karela and leave for half an hour.
  3. Wash and squeeze all slices well.
  4. Chop onions and tomatoes finely.
  5. In a wok heat oil. Splutter cumin seeds and asafoetida.
  6. Add chopped onions. Roast to golden colour.
  7. Add chopped tomatoes with salt, red chilli powder and turmeric powder. Cook well till oil separates.
  8. Add karela slices. Mix. Cook covered on sim till karela tenders. Sprinkle some water if needed.
  9. Grind roasted grams to fine powder.
  10. When karela is soft, sprinkle roasted gram powder over it. Stir well.
  11. Top with a spoon of ghee. Cook for 3-4 minutes. Done.

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