Karela Masala

1 medium sized karela/ bittergourd /kaarate/ hagalkaayi
2 chopped onions
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
4 tsp oil + oil for deep frying
1 chopped tomato
2 tsp chilli pdr
1/2 tsp turmeric pdr
1 tsp coriander pdr
1/2 kasuri methi
2 tblsp curd
Salt to taste
Little jaggery to taste (optional)
chopped coriander leaves for garnishing


  • Wash and cut the karela into 4 pieces lengthwise and then cut into thin slices
  • Apply salt to it and keep for 1 hour
  • After 1 hour squeeze out all the water from it and deep fry  the pieces till they become crisp and brown
  • In  a pan heat oil and saute chopped onions till transparent
  • Add ginger garlic paste and fry well
  • Add chopped tomato and fry till it becomes soft and pulpy, followed by all the spice powders
  • Put the fried karela,curd,salt ,jaggery,kasuri methi and little water and cook for 5 mins and garnish with chopped coriander leaves
  • serve hot with roti!!


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