Karela Stir Fry.

I have adapted this recipe from a famous Bengali dish karela bhaja….only difference being in that recipe onion and karela are deep fried.

I love karela made this way,its Crispy and very flavour full….


5 medium size karela(Bitter Gourd).

2 tbsp Oil.

2 Onions sliced thinely

1 tsp Chili Powder.

1 tsp Turmeric Powder.

1tsp Dhana Jeera Powder.

1/2 tsp Amchur Powder.

Salt to taste

Chopped Coriander leaves for Garnishing.


Cur karela into half length wise, de-seed, slice the bitter karela into thin semi round pieces.Add 2 a pinch of turmeric powder and salt. Mix well and set the bitter-gourd pieces aside for 15 minutes.

Now, wash the bitter gourd slices under running water. Squeeze the excess water from the pieces and keep aside in a bowl.

Heat oil in a medium-sized pan. Add onion and saute till it turns golden brown, add prepared karela pieces and sauté till they turn golden brown and crisp.

Add chilli powder,dhana jeera powder,haldi powder, amchur and salt,mix well.

Once the bitter gourd is cooked, turn off the flame and serve hot. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Goes well with roti or even plain Dal rice.

Happy Cooking!!!


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