Karela Besan Sabzi Recipe (Indian bitter gourd curry)
Recipe type: Curry
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 2
Delicious Indian Bitter gourd curry prepared in gram flour, onion and tomato gravy. Best served with phulka or chapati.
  • Karela (bitter gourd) : 2 piece
  • Onion : 1 piece
  • Tomato : 2 piece
  • Besan (gram flour) : 1/4 cup
  • Oil : 1 tbsp
  • Hing (asafoetida) : 1/8 tsp
  • Turmeric powder : 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder : 2 tsp
  • Red chili powder : 1/2 tsp
  • Sugar : 1 tsp
  • Salt : 1 tsp for curry
  • Salt : 3 tsp for soaking
  1. Peel and cut the bitter gourd in thin slices. Add a little salt to it and keep aside for 20-30 mins.
  2. Press the bitter gourd between your palm and squeeze out all the water. Keep aside.
  3. Now in a non stick pan/kadhai heat oil and once the oil is hot put cumin seeds and hing (asafoetida). Cook till cumin turns slight brown.
  4. Add onions to the oil and cook for about 1 min.
  5. Add chopped tomatoes and cook till tomatoes become soft.
  6. Now add all Indian spices like coriander powder, red chili powder, turmeric powder and salt to taste.
  7. Mix well all the ingredients and cook for about 2 min.
  8. Add the kerala, mix well and cook until the kerala is cooked.
  9. Add sugar to balance the bitterness of the kerala.
  10. Then add the besan flour to the sabji and cook for about 3-4 min or till the besan and kerala is cooked well.
  11. Delicious Karela Besan Sabzi is ready to serve. You can serve this with phulka roti, paratha or with any indian flat bread.
Recipe by WeRecipes at https://werecipes.com/karela-besan-sabzi-recipe/