Karela Sabji

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Saute Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 4 - medium sized karelas
  • 1 - onion, medium, chopped
  • 3 - garlic flakes, chopped finely
  • 1/2 inch ginger, finely chopped
  • 2-3 - green chillies, finely chopped
  • 2 - tomatoes, medium sized, sliced
  • Dry spices:
  • 1 tbsp - amchur powder
  • 1/2 tsp - chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp - coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp - cumin seeds (jeera)
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp - oil for frying
  • 2 tbsp - coriander leaves, finely chopped (for garnishing)

How to Make Karela Sabji

  • First peel the karelas and wash them in hot water, then cut the karelas into thin circles.
  • Let little moisture remain and then put them in a bowl sprinkle a little salt and cook it in the microwave for 3-4 mins.
  • Don't cover the bowl.
  • Once it is done keep it aside.
  • Take oil in a kadai and add cumin seeds.
  • Once it splutters add the onion, garlic, green chillies and ginger.
  • Fry till brown.
  • Add all the dry spices.
  • Cook for some time and then add the karela to it and fry for sometimes till the masala get mixed.
  • Taste for salt as you had already sprinkled some salt while cooking it in microwave, and then add some more as per taste.
  • Add the sliced tomatoes and let it cook for some time.
  • Add the coriander leaves and serve with chapattis or rice and dal.