Onion and Karela Sabzi
by Tarla Dalal
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Wonderfully flavourful, this Onion and Karela Sabzi is perked up not just by the pungency of onions, but also by the aroma of roasted sesame seeds and the tanginess of amchur powder.
Together, these ingredients complement the bitterness of karela very well, making Onion and Karela Sabzi not just palatable but quite enjoyable too!
Aside from Pyaz Wale Karele, Bitter Gourd Subzi, try our other semi dry sabzi recipes from Kala Chana Sundal to Achaari Dahi Bhindi.
Good accompaniments for Onion and Karela Sabzi is Jowar Roti, Bajra Roti or just a plain roti.
Enjoy how to make Onion and Karela Sabzi recipe with detailed step by step photos and video below.
- To make onion and karela sabzi, combine the bitter gourd and a little salt in a deep bowl and mix very well. Keep aside for 20 minutes.
- Squeeze all the water from the bitter gourd and place them on a kitchen towel to dry them completely.
- Heat the oil in a deep non-stick kadhai, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
- Add the bitter gourd, mix well and cover and cook on a slow flame for 15 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Add the turmeric powder, chilli powder, sugar, dried mango powder, sesame seeds, salt and 1 tbsp of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Serve onion and karela sabzi hot.
Onion and Karela Sabzi Video by Tarla Dalal
Onion and Karela Sabzi recipe with step by step photos
To make pyaz wale karele, first we have slightly peeled the karelas, removed the skin and slice them thinly. If using small tender karela, then you won’t be able to remove the seeds.
Add a little salt in the deep bowl. The salt extracts the bitterness from karela.
Mix very well and rub the salt nicely. This is done to remove the bitterness from bittergourd. Alternatively, you can dip the slices of karela in salted water for half an hour.
Keep aside for 20 minutes.
Squeeze all the water from the bitter gourd using your hands.
Place the karela on a kitchen towel or muslin cloth to dry them completely.
For making the onion and karela sabji, heat the oil in a deep non-stick kadhai.
Add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
Add the bitter gourd. Combining the karela with onions is the most effective way of reducing bitterness from bitter gourd.
Mix well and cover and cook on a slow flame.
They will look like this after 5 minutes.
After cooking the karela for 10 more minutes on a slow flame, they will look like this.
Add the turmeric powder.
Add the chilli powder.
Add the sugar. Jaggery can also be used as a substitute.
Add the dried mango powder.
Add the sesame seeds. Also, you can add a tsp of fennel seeds to enhance the flavour of karela sabzi.
Add salt and mix well.
If you want you can add 1 tbsp of water.
Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally and our karela pyaz is ready.
Serve the onion and karela sabzi hot with roti or chapati.
If you enjoyed this quick and easy dry karela sabzi recipe then also check out : Kathal Dry Sabzi, Cabbage and Cucumber Dry Sabzi, French Beans and Carrot Thoran
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