Kaarate Ambade Gaud Nonche

1 medium size bittergourd/ karela./ Kaarate /haagalkaayi
2-3 hog plums/ ambade/ amtekaayi or raw mango
Salt to taste
Jaggery to taste

Masala to be ground:
In 1 tsp oil roast 2 tsp dana/ coriander seeds,lil turmeric, 2 tsp sesame seeds/ til  and 5-6 dry red chillies and grind into a fine paste

For the tempering:
2 tsp oil
1 tp mustard
2 sprigs of curry leaves
lil hing


  • Wash and cut the bittergourd into medium pieces,apply 1 tsp salt and keep for 1 hr
  • Afetr  1 hr squeeze water from karela and cook with chopped or crushed ambado with 1/2 cup water for 2-3 whistles
  • Transfer it into a vessel,add masala  as required,salt,jaggery  and water to adjust the consistency
  • Make it boil for 5-10 mins,temper with the mentioned ingredients
  • Store in fridge for 8-10 days and serve with rice
  • You can also use sooran/yam and brined bamboo shoot/keerlu ,tastes awesome!!


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