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Bitter Gourd Curry

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This fry bitter gourd curry recipe consists of fried karela pieces lathered in a onion tomato masala. The perfect curry for vegans and meat-lovers alike!
Karela Sabzi

This bitter gourd / bitter melon, otherwise known as karela, recipe is a vegetarian curry that will be suitable for everyone. Karele ki sabji is a bitter gourd recipe that involves frying the bitter gourd and then mixing with an array of spices. Also known as kakarakaya this karela ki sabji will surely impress all your friends and family. Serve with homemade chapatti or basmati rice for the perfect pairing!

Karela Sabzi

Bitter Gourd Curry

This fry bitter gourd curry recipe consists of fried karela pieces lathered in a onion tomato masala. The perfect curry for vegans and meat-lovers alike!
5 from 2 votes
Sadia Halimah Aziz
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Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 196kcal

Ingredients

  • 500 g Bitter Gourd karela
  • 1 tsp Salt x2
  • 50 ml Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Onions finely diced
  • 3 Tomatoes chopped
  • 1 tsp. Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp. Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp. Chilli Powder
  • 50 ml Water warm
  • 1 Green Chilli finely chopped

Instructions

  • Remove the ends of the bitter gourd and cut into half then use a teaspoon remove the seeds and cut into 1cm thick slices
  • Add 1 teaspoon of salt to the karela pieces then leave to brine for at least 30 minutes
  • Squeeze out the excess water and then wash off the remaining salt
  • In a pan heat up the vegetable oil until hot then fry the karela pieces until the edges are lightly browned
  • Once fried remove the pieces and set aside then in the same pan add the finely diced onions and cook the onions for 3-4 minutes until softened
  • Add the fried karela pieces then cook on medium heat for 10 minutes
  • As the karela is cooking add the chopped tomatoes then cook for a further 3-4 minutes
  • Add the salt, turmeric powder, coriander powder and chilli powder and cook the spices for 6-8 minutes
  • Add the water and finely chopped green chillies and cook for 2-3 minutes
  • Your bitter gourd curry is ready!

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Calories: 196kcal
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I’m Sadia, the person behind The Aziz Kitchen. A 20-and-some year-old Muslim aspiring doctor and writer who loves to experiment with cooking, baking and all things food. On this blog you will find my favourite, delicious, family-friendly recipes.

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