Karela Masala

Karela Masala Recipe


2 tsp. coriander powder
1 tsp. red chilli powder
1 tsp. turmeric powder
oil to fry
5-6 bitter gourd
salt to taste
2 medium sized onions
1 tsp dry mango powder

Making karela masala :

  • Slice and remove the inside part with all the seeds of Karela
  • Cut the bitter gourd into thin slices.
  • Clean and rub two tbs. salt around and over the karelas and its scrapings.
  • Keep it on the side for 3 to 4 hours.
  • Wash fully again and give a squeeze to dry the karelas.
  • Heat up oil in a pan.
  • Deep fry the sliced karelas till it becomes dark brown and crunchy.
  • Take off the karelas and keep it on the side.
  • Cut the onions.
  • Heat up 3 tblsp. of oil in a pan.
  • Mix in cut onions.
  • Stir fry for 3-4 minutes, till they become little in color.
  • Continue stirring till onions become golden brown.
  • Mix in turmeric powder, coriander powder, dry mango powder and red chilli powder.
  • Combine the fried karelas to the above mix and saute over low flame for about 5-6 minutes.
  • Mix in salt if required.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves, serve it hot with chapatis.

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