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63 bitter gourd recipes

Last Updated : Aug 18,2023

करेला रेसिपी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (bitter gourd recipes in Hindi)
કારેલા રેસીપી - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (bitter gourd recipes in Gujarati)

bitter gourd recipes | 63 karela recipes | Indian bitter gourd recipes |

bitter gourd recipe collection. Indian karela recipes. Indian bitter gourd recipes | This is probably the one vegetable that everyone disliked while growing. Due to its bitter taste it became really hard for kids to like it. But the truth is that karela takes some getting used to and when you are used to it, you can be amazed as to how much you can with it. It is quite easy to remove the bitterness from the karela. All you have to do is sprinkle a little salt on the cut karela and let it sit still till the bitterness seeps out.

Healthy Indian Bitter Gourd Recipes, karela recipes

healthy Indian bitter gourd recipes. Even though disliked by almost all, karela has a lot of vitamins and also certain minerals like iron, copper and potassium which makes it a great option for diabetics to have.

Karela tikkis are one such healthy option. These tikkis are made with peas, low fat paneer and other veggies, cooked in very little oil, making it really healthy.

Karela Tikkis, Bitter Gourd Tikki RecipeKarela Tikkis, Bitter Gourd Tikki Recipe

It is essential that we have juices in our diet but no one really thinks of Karela juice. It is super simple to make – just blend it, strain it and season with lemon juice and salt and you're good to go!

How To Make Karela JuiceHow To Make Karela Juice

Karela Tikkis with Kadhai Chole makes two unique combinations go excellently together. Here, the simplicity of the tikkis is balanced by the spicy chole flavored with ginger, garlic and even amchoor.

With different variations of bitter gourd coming to mind, one of my absolute favorite ones is Karela Thepla. A dough flavored with bitter gourd, garlic and Indian spices makes delicious and healthy theplas!

Karela Theplas, Diabetic FriendlyKarela Theplas, Diabetic Friendly

Karela Indian snacks | bitter gourd snacks |

Apart from the healthy dishes, you can even make delectable snacks that are flavorful and yummy. Just like we have potato and banana chips, we can also make Karela chips. These spice coated crispy chips are so much better in taste, so much crispier and so different to eat!

Karela Chips RecipeKarela Chips Recipe

Another Crispy Karela recipe is sweet and yet spiced and deep fried and so delicious. Flavored with jaggery, turmeric and hing, I am sure this will be your new favorite dish!

Crispy KarelaCrispy Karela

Gujarati Bitter Gourd, karela recipes 

bitter gourd snack recipes. Gujaratis love their muthias, but no one has tried to make them with bitter gourd. Just like we add doodhi to the batter, here we will add grated bitter gourd and make Karela Muthias, you won't even know the difference.

Karela MuthiasKarela Muthias

Combine the bitter gourd with a chatpata imli, onions and chilli powder, mix it all together and stuff it in a paratha like you would do with aloo and you get Karela Parathas.

Karela Paratha, Bitter Gourd ParathaKarela Paratha, Bitter Gourd Paratha

The most famous karela dish would be Masala Bharwan Karela. This Punjabi delicacy will even make the kids start loving karela with its tomato, onion and spice filling. Have it together with roti and dal and you will not look at it the same way again!

Masala Bharwan KarelaMasala Bharwan Karela

Bitter Gourd, Karela Sabzis 

Another vegetable where the bitter taste doesn’t take over the dish is Karela Bateta nu shaak, which is made with simple ingredients and spices found in every Indian kitchen.

Karela Bateta Nu ShaakKarela Bateta Nu Shaak

Similarly, replace the potatoes with onions and you get Onion and Karela Subzi.

Onion and Karela SabziOnion and Karela Sabzi

Bitter Gourd, Karela Kadhi recipes 

Bitter gourd peels are usually discarded due to their bitter taste, but it is not necessary to do so. You can make a wonderful, fragrant, curd based Karela Peels Kadhi with the discarded peels.

Karela Peel KadhiKarela Peel Kadhi

If you do not want to make it with peels, you can make a regular Karela Kadhi too.

Karela KadhiKarela Kadhi

Benefits of Bitter Gourd (Karela)

Karela ( bitter gourd) : Anyone who has just been detected with diabetes is advised to eat karela by all. Many studies have shown that they contain insulin like substances which help to keep blood sugar under control. Moreover the carb count of this gourd is also low, which is an added advantage for diabetics. Bitter gourd not only reduces intestinal disorders like constipation but is equally beneficial for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). See detailed benefits of bitter gourd karela

Enjoy our bitter gourd recipe collection, Indian karela recipes below.

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Sukhi Karela Sabzi, Bitter Gourd Sabzi
Recipe# 7460
19 Dec 23

 by Tarla Dalal
sukhi karela sabzi recipe | Indian karela ki sabji | healthy bitter gourd sabzi | karela ki sookhi sabzi | with 17 amazing images. This healthy bitter gourd sabzi ....
Karela Muthia, Bitter Gourd Steamed Dumpling
Recipe# 3511
21 Jul 22

 by Tarla Dalal
karela muthia recipe | Indian bitter gourd steamed dumpling | healthy diabetic snack recipe | with 31 amazing images. karela muthia recipe | Indian bitter gourd steamed ....
Karela Tikkis, Bitter Gourd Tikki Recipe
Recipe# 22273
08 Mar 23

 by Tarla Dalal
karela tikki recipe |bottle gourd tikki | healthy Indian tikki | karela tikki with garlic tomato chutney | with 33 amazing images Though unpleasantly bitter, karela tops the list of
How To Make Karela Juice, Bitter Gourd Juice for Diabetes
Recipe# 42323
01 Apr 24

 by Tarla Dalal
karela juice recipe for diabetics | bitter gourd juice for weight loss, blood pressure, glowing skin | healthy karela juice | with 10 amazing images. Karela Juice is a boon for those with d ....
Karela Chips Recipe, Bitter Gourd Snack
Recipe# 42123
24 Jul 23

 by Tarla Dalal
karela chips recipe | bitter gourd chips | how to make crispy karela - bitter gourd chips | with 17 amazing images. fried karela chips have strong spicy and bitter notes combined with an ir ....
Dry Karela Sabzi, Bitter Gourd Sabzi
Recipe# 41314
12 Feb 24

 by Tarla Dalal
dry karela sabzi recipe | Indian karele ki sabzi | sukha karela sabzi | bitter gourd sabzi | with 26 amazing images. dry karela sabzi recipe |
Karela Paratha, Bitter Gourd Paratha
Recipe# 41381
19 Jun 23

 by Tarla Dalal
karela paratha recipe | Indian bitter gourd paratha | healthy stuffed karela paratha | karela paratha for diabetics | with 48 amazing images. healthy stuffed karela para ....
Dry Karela Chutney, Indian Bitter Gourd Chutney Powder
Recipe# 42898
24 Apr 22

 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
dry karela chutney recipe | Indian bitter gourd chutney powder | hagalakayi chutney podi | with 28 amazing images. dry karela chutney recipe | Indian bitter gourd chutne ....
Crispy Karela
Recipe# 4332
05 Dec 22

 by Tarla Dalal
The pleasant sweetness of jaggery and the enticing charm of poppy seeds and cashewnuts tone down the bitterness of bitter gourd to an extremely enjoyable level, in this special dry subzi. Sweet, with a dash of spice, this unique subzi tastes really awesome, but what is even more special than the ....
Masala Bharwan Karela
Recipe# 30883
27 Jul 23

 by Tarla Dalal
masala bharwa karela recipe | stuffed bitter gourd | chatpata bharwa karela | with 39 amazing images. masala bharwan karela is a popular stuffed bitter gourd recipe from the North Indian Cu ....
Karela Bateta Nu Shaak
Recipe# 35914
14 Jul 21

 by Tarla Dalal
karela batata nu shaak recipe | aloo karela sabzi | karela bateta nu shaak | bitter gourd potato sabzi | karela batata nu shaak is a simple Indian sabzi which spe ....
Stuffed Karelas in Makhani Gravy
Recipe# 3499
24 Jun 19

by Tarla Dalal
Karela is a low calorie vegetable which is acclaimed for its anti-diabetic properties. This recipe is an attempt to make them appealing. The karelas are stuffed with moong dal and served in a makhani gravy that is made using very little oil. Enriched with protein, calcium, vitamin A, vitamin C, ir ....
Buckwheat Moong and Vegetable Khichdi, Healthy Kuttu Vegetable Khichdi
Recipe# 3506
18 Aug 23

 by Tarla Dalal
buckwheat moong and vegetable khichdi recipe | buckwheat vegetable khichdi | healthy kuttu vegetable khichdi | with 33 amazing images. buckwheat moong and vegetable khichdi recipe |
Onion and Karela Sabzi
Recipe# 7452
24 Aug 23

 by Tarla Dalal
onion karela sabzi | pyaz wale karele | bitter gourd sabzi | healthy onion karela sabzi | with 24 amazing images. Wonderfully flavourful, this Onion and Karela Sabzi
Karela and Capsicum Sabzi
Recipe# 4311
29 Jul 22

by Tarla Dalal
Bitter though it is, karela has a unique taste that transforms it into a delicacy if prepared in the right ways. Here, an innovative combination of bitter gourd, onions and colourful capsicums are sautéed with a traditional tempering, resulting in a flavourful and aromatic subzi that goes well w ....
Masala Karela
Recipe# 7462
24 Nov 23

 by Tarla Dalal
masala karela recipe | karela masala | karela masala sabzi | dry bitter gourd sabzi | masala karela is a quick fix healthy Indian accompaniment to wheat flour cha ....
Karela Kadhi
Recipe# 3504
20 Aug 11

 by Tarla Dalal
Another karela delicacy - an innovative calcium rich kadhi! Keep in mind however that the karelas must be well cooked before adding the curds and spices to remove most of its bitterness. Enjoy it unusual flavours.
Stuffed Nachni Roti, Healthy Ragi Roti
Recipe# 22275
23 Jun 23

 by Tarla Dalal
stuffed nachni roti | stuffed nachni roti with cauliflower, karela, methi | healthy ragi paratha | with 25 amazing images These scrumptious stuffed nachni rotis are made out of nachni and w ....
Karela Thepla
Recipe# 4208
09 Sep 21

 by Tarla Dalal
karela thepla recipe | bitter gourd roti | healthy Gujarati Karela thepla | Karela masala roti | with 23 amazing images. karela thepla is a healthy Indian flatbre ....
Sauce Boats, Cucumber Boats ( Vegetable Carvings)
Recipe# 36982
16 May 12

 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Redefine the art of serving chutneys, sauce with the help of these cucumber sailors. Your friends would be dipping for more!
Karela Peel Kadhi
Recipe# 39496
25 Jul 14

 by Tarla Dalal
This unique and flavourful kadhi made of karela peels is a great combination for plain rice as well as khichdi. Although you might worry about the bitterness, you will be surprised to know that when cooked in the typical curd-besan base, the bitterness turns out to be quite pleasant to the palate. P ....
Green Masala Karela
Recipe# 43055
19 Sep 23

 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
green masala karela recipe | green masala bitter gourd sabzi | karela sukhi sabzi | with 29 amazing images. green masala karela, is a unique and flavorful Indian dish that showcases the art ....
Recipe# 9721
10 Jan 06

 by bindiyashastri
A spicy bitter gourd or karela vegetable preparation, bitter gourd curry is a typical South Indian recipe. The bitter gourd is easy to prepare and quite healthy, especially for diabetics.
Recipe# 16452
23 Aug 11

by madooki
No reviews
A delicious preparation made with grated bottle gourd and cooked with onins, garlic and other spices.
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