Bitter Gourd (Karelas) in Onion and Tomato Mixture

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1/2 kg - bitter gourd ( thin and long ones)
  • 2 tbsp - wheat flour
  • 5 medium sized onions (finely sliced)
  • 2 to 3 green chillies (finely chopped)
  • 4 medium sized tomatoes (finely chopped)
  • 1.5 tsp - red chilli powder
  • 2 tsp - coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp - turmeric powder
  • finely chopped coriander leaves (to garnish)
  • oil for deep frying
  • 5 tbsp - oil
  • salt to taste

How to Make Bitter Gourd (Karelas) in Onion and Tomato Mixture

  • Peel off the skins of the bitter gourd and wash well.
  • Make slits in the centre.
  • Evenly apply little salt and wheat flour to the bitter gourd. Keep aside for an hour.
  • After an hour wash the bitter gourd and squeeze out the water from them.
  • Deep fry on a medium flame till they are tender and turn a shade of golden. Keep them aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadai. Add the sliced onions and green chillies.
  • saute the onions on a low flame till they turn pink in colour.
  • Add the tomatoes, red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt.
  • saute on a low flame till the tomatoes are soft and oil separates.
  • Add the kept aside fried karelas and mix well. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves and serve with any dal and chappati or khichdi.