Karela Masala Recipe

Karela Masala is a very popular Indian recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Karela Masala by following this easy recipe.
Karela Masala Recipe
Difficulty Easy
Rating 7.9 / 10 (7 votes)
Recipe Type Veg.
  • 2-3 Medium-Sized Bitter gourds (deseeded and cut into thin slices)
  • 1 Onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 Tomatoes (chopped)
  • 2-3 Green Chilies (finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1/4 tsp Dried Mango Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp Cooking Oil
How to make Karela Masala:
  • Take oil in a pan and heat it.
  • Add cumin seeds and once it begins to sizzle, add in onions and green chillies.
  • Fry till onions tenderize and brown.
  • Now add red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and salt and saute to blend in spices.
  • Add in tomatoes, ginger-garlic paste and dried mango powder.
  • Fry till tomato juices dry up.
  • Add salt and sliced bitter-gourd and cover cook for 7-8 minutes till done.
  • Sprinkle garam masala on top and serve hot.

Reviews and Ratings:
Cook123 posted 08/05/2009
Karela is mentioned by the term "Bitter Gourd". Isn't it?
Paul Westcott posted 07/05/2009
Am I missing something here? Where does the Karela come into it?