Servings: 2

Weight Watcher Smart Points: 4

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

Cooking Time: 20 Minutes

Ready In: 30 Minutes


  • 5-6 medium sized karela/bitter gourd
  • ¼ tsp garam masala powder
  • ¼ or ½ tsp amchur powder or dry mango powder
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • ¼ tsp red chili powder
  • salt
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder or haldi


  1. Peel the karelas
  2. Wash them in running water
  3. Chop them
  4. You can even slice them
  5. Remove the seeds.Slice the onions too.In a kadai or pan, heat oil
  6. Add the chopped or sliced bitter gourds.Saute the bitter gourd on medium heat for 2 minutes
  7. Lower the flame and saute for 2-3 minutes more.Add the sliced onions.Mix the sliced onions with the bitter gourd.Saute for 2-3 minutes.Now add the turmeric powder, red chili powder and salt.Stir
  8. Cook the sabzi without any lid for 7-8 minutes till the both the karela and onions are cooked and sauted well
  9. The onions will become brown
  10. Keep on stirring in between
  11. Check the seasoning
  12. Add more red chili powder or salt if required.When the Karela sabzi is ready, sprinkle the amchur and garam masala powder
  13. Mix it with the entire sabzi.Garnishing Karela Sabzi with chopped cilantro/coriander leaves is optional.Serve Karela Sabzi with phulkas, parathas and a bowl of fresh plain curd/yoghurt or sweetened curd/yoghurt
  14. Karela Sabzi also goes very well as a side vegetable dish or accompaniment with the combination of dal rice or kadhi chawal ( punjabi curd kadhi with rice)

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