Wednesday, 26 November 2014


Achari Karela


Karela / Bitter Gourd    - 1 cup round sliced
Onion                            - 2 medium finely chopped
Garlic                            - 5 cloves finely chopped
Green Chillies               - 2 finely chopped
Fresh Coriander            - 1 tblspoon chopped
Cumin Seeds                 - 1/4 tspoon
Asafetida                       - 1 pinch
Achari Masala               - 3 tblspoon ( Check the recipe for it by clicking)
Salt                                - to taste
Mustard oil                    - 2 tblspoon


First step is to cut and wash the bitter gourd.
Now we start with cooking by Heating mustard oil in a heavy bottom Kadhai or pan.
Add the bitter gourd slices into and roast untill brown.
Once slices are done, take them out on a paper towel.
Use the leftover oil for further cooking.
While the oil is hot, put cumin seeds and asafetida.
Once seeds starts to crackle add the onion and saute for 2 minutes.
Now add garlic and chilies into it, mix well.
Now add the achari masala and salt to it, mix it very well.
After a minutes of mixing everything, add bitter gourd slices and mix them well with the masala.
Mix well with masalas. careful about the flame, keep it medium.
After mixing it well, cover with the lid and let the karelas cook for about 5-10 minutes.
After about 5 minutes, check on it. The Karelas would be mixed well with everything.
Now give it a good mix in the pan and roast it again for few minutes.
Take it out in a serving dish and garnish with fresh coriander.
Achari Karela is ready to eat with besan roti or sattu ki roti.

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