Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Karela Tameta nu shaak (Bitter gourds Tomato Curry)

1 cup chopped karela (bitter gourds)
½ cup tomato
¼ cup onion
1 tsp garlic paste
1 tbsp jaggery
1 tsp red chili powder
¼ tsp turmeric powder
¼ tsp garam masala
Pinch of asafoetida
2 tbsp oil
Chopped tomato and coriander leaves for garnishing
Salt t taste


Peeled and chopped karela in a ring. Apply salt on karela, keep aside for ½ hour minimum to remove bitterness then wash well with water and squeeze properly. Cook karela in pressure cooker for 3 whistle Heat the oil in pan add asafoetida, garlic paste and onion sauté for 2 minute. Then add tomato and cook for another 5 minutes. Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, garam masala, boiled karela and salt add jaggery and sprinkle 2 tsp water, mix it well and cook for 2 minutes or till jaggery melt properly. Garnish with chopped tomato and coriander leaves. Serve hot with roti or bhakhari.

Sending this recipe to :vimitha's space  , HITS – Diabetic friendly and HITS page"


  1. nice , it cuts down bitterness with tomato.

  2. yammy........

  3. Very different curry, loving the color :)

  4. very healthy n amma makes dis..

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  6. lovely dear - i love karela....this curry have tasted sometime during my college - that little jaggery works wonders to this recipe right?

    1. Yes Divya, after jaggery bitter gourds no longer bitter.....and Thanks for your comments

  7. Lovely recipe! Everyone in my family loves karela, but i have never made any North Indian dish with it. This is a good one for me to try :)

  8. Thanks all for your comments....

  9. Delicious curry and my fav veggie...

  10. very delicious curry!!! Thanks for linking it to my event!! Looking for more yummy recipes!!
    Ongoing Event - HITS - Diabetic Friendly
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