Khatta Meetha Karela ( Sweet and Sour Bitter gourd crispies )

Karela or bitter gourd is touted as one of the healthiest vegetables for diabetics. Whether taken in the raw form (juice) or eaten boiled and mashed, it is an integral part of their menu. But consuming it in the same avatar day in and day out tends to get tedious after a while. Hence, this simple and easy to do bitter gourd recipe that requires very less oil.

It is a variation of the crispy karela recipes that one can find in the Northern states of India.
Read on for recipe -

















Preparation Time - 30 mins

Ingredients -


  • 1 cup thinly sliced bitter gourd
  • 1 big onion ( thinly sliced )
  • a pinch of amchur
  • a pinch of turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp grated mango ginger
  • 1 tsp powdered jaggery
  • salt to taste
  • 1 1/2 tsp oil


Cooking - Heat the oil in a large thick bottomed skillet. Add the bitter gourd slices along with salt and turmeric. Stir fry on low heattill the bitter gourd loses most of its water content and starts getting crisp.

Add the onion slices along with a pinch of salt. Stir fry on low flame till onion turns brown.

Add amchur, chili powder, mango ginger and jaggery. Fry for 2 mins or till the spices coat the bittergourd and the onions.

Remove from flame.

Serve as it is or as a side along with white rice, dal and a curry.

















Note - One can also add some grated coconut when adding the mango ginger.

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  1. Lots of great looking dishes here! I can't keep up with all the dishes I want to make...there's always so many good ones :)
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