Karela bhajji

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In English karela is called as bitter gourd. Karela is one of the most bitter vegetables, yet it is very popular in India because of its medicinal values. Throughout India different delicacies are made out of this vegetable.

karela bhajji

(serves 4)


  • Bitter gourd (Karela)     250 gms
  • Onion       1 mediun
  • Fenugreek powder ½ tsp
  • kalongi   ¼ tsp  
  • Salt 1 tsp  to taste or         
  • Coriander powder   2 tsp
  • Fennel powder         1½ tbsp
  • Turmeric powder ½ tsp
  • Red chili powder     ¼ tsp
  • Tamarind paste 1 tsp  
  • Jaggery 1"
  • Oil 2 tbsp

Method of preparation

  1. Wash, remove the thick sides and cut the bitter gourd into small pieces.
  2. Peel off, wash and finely chop the onion.
  3. In a pan heat the oil and fry onion for 2 minutes, now add all the spices except tamarind paste and jagerry. Fry for a minute and add bitter gourd, mix well and cook till the bitter gourds are tender. (takes about 15 minutes)
  4. Now add tamarind paste and jagerry and mix well the bhajji. Cook for another 2 minutes.

    kerala bhajji is ready to serve

Serve with your choice of Indian bread.

Some Tips

Karela bhajji is a good option to carry with poori if you are traveling, as it can be kept out side the refrigerator for 5-6 days if weather is not very hot.

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