Karela bharith(Bitter Gourd)


1 big Karela

2 small tomatoes chopped

Jaggery-1 piece(size of a

3 Onions chopped lemon)

4-5 cloves of Garlic chopped.

1/2 inch piece of ginger fine chopped.

Green chillies-2chopped finely

Red chilli powder-1/2 spoon

Coarsely ground cumin-1/2 spn

Mustard seeds-1/4 spn

Chopped coriander leaves to garnish.

Salt as per taste

Oil-2 table spoons


Wash the bitter gourd and pat it dry.Make small slits.

Apply a little oil all over the gourd and on small flame roast it until it’s cooked as in Brinjal Barith.

Now deseed the gourd and chop them into small pieces and keep aside.

Take a pan and add oil and mustard seeds, green chillies and coarse cumin powder and when it crackles add in the chopped ginger,garlic and onions and fry until it turns pink.

Then add the tomatoes and keep cooking until it’s done.

Now add the chilli powder,!salt as per taste and the chopped roasted gourds.

Mix well for another 5-8 mins and Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.The dish is ready.

Goes well with Roti.

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