Bitter gourd (Karela) chutney | Karele ki chutney 

Kapoor Sanjeev, June 3, 2014

This karela chutney powder is fabulous in taste and can be used along with any main dish. The taste of peanut and sesame seeds really gives a magic touch to the chutney powder. Try this and let me know the feedback

Bitter gourd (Karela) chutney | karele ki chutney
Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 3 - 4 servings
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Cook time:
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A fine crispy Karela chutney powder that can be used any time
  • Three large bitter gourd (Karela) deseeded
  • Salt as per requirement
  • Two to three teaspoon of oil depending the sizze of Karela (bitter gourd)
  • ¼ teaspoon of Mustard seeds
  • ⅛ teaspoon of Fenugreek seeds.
  • Half cup of raw peanuts/Muphali
  • 2 teaspoons of sesame seeds
  • ¼ teaspoons of Turmeric powder
  • red Chilli powder as per your spice tolerance
  • 1 teaspoon of coriander powder
  • ½ teaspoon of cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon / Lime juice
  1. Chop the gourd ( bitter gourd ) in to fine pieces, if possible use a food processor
  2. Mix a generous amount of salt in to it and mix well. Keep it aside for around 30 minutes
  3. Squeeze out the Juize out of the Bitter Melon ( karela).
  4. Heat a pan and add oil in to it and heat.
  5. Add mustard seeds in to it and allow the mustard seeds to pop
  6. Add the fenugreek seeds and cook for another 15 seconds
  7. Next, add the sesame seeds and cook for a while till it pops.
  8. Add crushed peanuts in to it and cook for a while till it is golden brown
  9. Mix the squeezed karela in to it and mix propelry
  10. Add the powdered spices like Turmeric, Cumin, Coriander and Red Chili.
  11. Mix it properly and cover till the bitter gourd is cooked. Stir in between.
  12. Now open the lid and allow the bitter gourd to dry up. Cook till it become crispy.
  13. Add more oil, if necessary.
  14. Add lemon Juice and mizx propely
  15. Serve as required
Be careful while the seeds pops
You can use the roasted peanuts to save time
Another option instead of lemon Juice you can use amchur or Mango powder
Will stay for 7 -10 days, of refregrated

Heat the pan and add mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, and  sesame seeds and allow it to pop.

bitter gourd chutney

Bitter Gourd Chutney – Add Fenugreek and Mustard















Add peanut and cook till it is golden brown

Bitter gourd chutney -Add peanut and cook

Bitter gourd chutney -Add peanut and cook















Add squeezed Karela and spices like Turmeric, Cumin, Coriander and Red Chili. and cook till it is crispy.

Bitter gourd chutney -Add Spices and bitter gourd

Bitter gourd chutney -Add Spices and bitter gourd















Crispy Karela chutney

Bitter gourd chutney

Bitter gourd chutney


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