Karela fry (Bittergourd fry)

A healthy stir fry vegetable cooked with spices.


  • Bittergourd - 4
  • Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Red chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar -1 teaspoon (optional)
  • Oil - 3 tablespoons


Step 1

Deseed and chop the bittergourd into small pieces.

Step 2

Apply salt to the bittergourd pieces and set aside for half an hour.

Step 3

Squeeze the water out of the bittergourd pieces.

Step 4

Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds. Allow it to crackle. Add cumin seeds and fry for 30 seconds.

Step 5

Add bittergourd pieces and stir fry on a medium flame for 10 to 15 minutes.

Step 6

Add salt, turmeric powder and red chilli powder. Mix well and stir fry till the bittergourd pieces are crispy brown.

Step 7

Add 1 teaspoon of sugar and combine together. Serve hot with rice or rotis.

One Response to Karela fry (Bittergourd fry)

  1. Monu Teena says:

    dear i have tried that too see mine Karela fried Recipe hey do u know how to cook Khattay Baingan? please share that recipe ..

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