Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Karela (Bitter Gourd) Fry

Its really difficult to make kids eat karela/bitter gourd. My son always used to throw tantrums at the sight of a little heap of karela at the side of his plate. This delectable karela fry was invented with the sole purpose of creating his interest in karela and would you believe he even asked for a second helping!! And I was a happy momma....here's the recipe of delish karela fry

Karela Fry

Karela Fry

Karela Fry



  • 250 gms karela/bittergourd chopped
  • 2 medium sized potatoes cut in thin strips
  • 2 onions sliced
  • 3-4 tsp khuskhus/posto/poppy seeds
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • Salt n sugar to taste
  • Mustard oil as per requirement


Heat oil in a skillet and add the onions, saute for 2 minutes. Add the karelas, potatoes, continue frying. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder salt and sugar and fry until the bitter gourd is crispy. Now turn off the heat and sprinkle poppy seeds on the top and mix well. Serve hot with rice/roti....

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