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karela stir fry or karela sabzi | how to make karela stir fry recipe | bitter gourd recipe

Written By Surbhi Ahluwalia on Sunday, October 12, 2014 | October 12, 2014



Stir Fry Karela sabzi  is a simple yet delectable recipe which requires less effort and is less time consuming. Its easy and requires very few ingredients. It's one of the most nutritious vegetable too.

Ingredients :- 
  1. 250 gms tender karela/bitter gourd
  2. ¼ tsp turmeric powder/haldi
  3. ½ tsp red chili powder
  4. 1 tsp coriander powder/dhania powder
  5. 1 tsp fennel powder/saunf powder
  6. a pinch of asafoetida/hing
  7. ½ or 1 tsp dry mango powder/amchur
  8. 1 tbsp gram flour/besan
  9. 2 tbsp oil
  10. salt as required.
Method :- 
  1. Wash the karela in water first, slice the it into thin round pieces. Add some salt to this and keep it aside for 3-4 hours ( This helps in reducing the bitterness of Karela )
  2. After that wash it.Heat oil in a frying pan or kadai.Add the karela slices and saute on a low or medium flame till the slices become lightly browned. takes about 8-10 minutes. stir in between.
  3. Now add all the dry spice powders but no salt .As we had already added it in the step 1.
  4. Stir and saute for 5-6 mins more on a low flame.
  5. Add the besan and saute for some minutes till the rawness of the besan or gram flour goes away. takes about 4-5 minutes more.
  6. Enjoy it with Chapatis.

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