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

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 Sharma2 years 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 Mehta3 years ago

Wow love Karelas,will definitely try it

rajat jangra4 years ago

Good one

sucharitha anand4 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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