Karela Bitter Gourd Stir Fry

Karela Bitter Gourd Stir Fry

Karela Bitter Gourd Stir Fry, is usually cooked at home on a weekly basis. This is the only way we enjoy it besides is easy and quick to prepare.


  • 3 Large Karelas (Bitter Gourd)
  • 2 to 3 tbsp. Coconut or Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp. chilli powder, or to taste
  • ½ sp. Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp. Amchur (Dry mango powder)
  • 1 tsp. salt, or to taste


  1. Wash the Karelas. 
  2. Chop the head and tail and slit vertically (lengthwise) in half. 
  3. Scoop out the seeds. 
  4. Cut the vegetable horizontally into thin slices.
  5. Add the salt to the sliced Karela, mix well and set aside 10 minutes.  Then squeeze out the karela to remove the excess juice (this removes some of the bitterness, but this step is optional). 
  6. Transfer the karela to a vessel. 
  7. Add the oil, chilli powder, turmeric powder, amchur and mix well. 
  8. If you skip step 5 then , set aside for 10 to 15 minutes.
  9. Cook on medium flame and stir fry till karela is cooked and lightly fried, but do not burn. 
  10. Serve with rotis or as an accompaniment with any meal.

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