Bitter Gourd Curry Recipe

Bitter Gourd Curry Recipe
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The Bitter gourd curry is very popular dish in South-India. The karela is cooked with variety of spices and the ceylon chili powder, lime juice and cinnamon lend it a distinct taste.
Bitter Gourd Curry Recipe
Difficulty Easy
Rating 6.6 / 10 (5 votes)
Recipe Type Veg.
  • 2 Medium-sized bitter gourds
  • 1 Onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp Chopped ginger
  • 1 tsp Chopped garlic
  • 2 tbsp Ceylon curry powder
  • 1/2 Cup coconut milk
  • Oil for frying
  • 1 Stick cinnamon
  • Lime juice to taste
  • Water as required
  • Salt and turmeric to taste
How to make Bitter Gourd Curry:
  • Wash and cut the gourds across into 1 cm rounds.
  • Rub with salt and turmeric and keep aside for at least 20 minutes.
  • Dry well on paper towels, fry the slices in hot oil till golden brown.
  • Take them out and drain.
  • In a saucepan saute the onion in 2 tbsp oil till soft and translucent.
  • Add garlic and ginger and cook, stirring, till they are fragrant and start to turn golden. Add curry powder and fry, keep stirring.
  • Add coconut milk with the same amount of water and a stick of cinnamon.
  • Bring it to a boil and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  • Combine bitter gourd slices and lime juice with it and simmer for about 10 minutes longer.