Karela Masala | Bitter Gourd Masala Recipe

Gems Gems, January 10, 2017

Karela masala or Bitter Gourd Masala or Masala Karela is a unique recipe with the taste of grated cauliflower simmered with rich masala.

Karela Masala Recipe | Bitter Gourd Masala Recipe
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4 servings
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The mixture of cauliflower gives a unique taste and texture to the recipe.This also reduce the bitterness of the vegetable too
  • Two cup of Sliced Karela or bitter gourd
  • Three to four teaspoons of Oil
  • one cup of Chopped Onions
  • Half cup of finely grated fresh cauliflower
  • Half cup of finely grated coriander powder
  • Two tablespoon of Bengal gram flour ( Besan )
  • One teaspoon chili powder.
  • Two teaspoon of coriander powder
  • Salt as per requirement.
Preparing the bitter gourd
  1. Clean the bitter gourd properly.
  2. Cut the bitter gourd and de-seed it.
  3. Slice the karela in to long pieces.
  4. Now in a thick bottomed broad pan add oil and heat it.
  5. Add sliced bitter gourd in to it and mix properly.
  6. spread it in the pan and cover it with a lid
  7. While stiring it occasionally, cook it in a medium to low flame for around 10 to 12 minutes.
  8. Cook till it is brown.
Final preparation
  1. Meanwhile while the karela is getting cooked, in a bowl, mix the ingredients Chopped Onions, fine-grated fresh cauliflower, rated coriander powder, Besan flour, chili powder, coriander powder and salt.
  2. Once the bitter gourd is brown add the above prepared mixture in to the pan.
  3. Saute for one or two minutes by stirring occasionally.
  4. Add more oil if necessary until the ingredients are properly sauted.
  5. Make sure the masala is not blackened.
  6. Bitter gourd masala is ready.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 111 Fat: 5.5 gm Saturated fat: 5.5 gm Carbohydrates: 12.6 Fiber: 3.8 gm Protein: 2.9 gm


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