Karela Stir-fry


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Karelas are very diabetes-friendly, containing a high plant insulin dose that acts like human insulin in the body and help control blood sugar levels.

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Serves 2.
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1 cup deseeded and thinly sliced bitter gourd (karela)
1 cup finely chopped onions
a pinch of chilli powder
a pinch of turmeric powder (haldi)
a pinch of sugar substitute
1 tsp oil
salt to taste

  1. Apply a little salt to the bitter gourd slices and keep them aside for about 10 minutes.
  2. Spoon the salted bitter gourd slices onto a kitchen towel and dab them lightly so that the towel absorbs all the moisture.
  3. Spread the slices to form a thin layer in a microwave-safe dish and microwave on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring once in between. Keep aside.
  4. Meanwhile heat the oil in a non-stick pan add the onions and sauté till the onions turn golden brown.
  5. Add all the remaining ingredients including the microwaved bitter gourd slices.
  6. Allow to cook, stirring continuously till the slices become crisp.
  7. Serve hot.
Nutrient values per serving
2.7 gm.9.5 gm.68 cal.0.8 gm.171.0 mg.1.6 gm.3.9 mg.
RECIPE SOURCE : Good Food For DiabetesBuy this cookbook
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