Bitter Gourd Curry - North Indian style

For this blog hop i cooked from a wonderful blog santoshbangar.blogspot.com . I loved santoshji's  bittergourd recipe and thought of cooking it for the family today. I modified the original recipe a bit to my family's taste  but used the same masala's as santoshji has in her recipe.


Recipe Source : santoshbangar.blogspot.com 


Bitter Gourd - 2 , sliced thin into 3 inch long pieces  (about 2 cups)
Onion - 1  , sliced thin  (about 1 cup)
Coriander Powder - 3/4 tsp
Chili Powder - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Dry Mango Powder - 1/4 tsp ( OR 2 tsp lemon juice)
Garam Masala Powder - 1/4 tsp
Fenugreek /Methi Seed - 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 tbsp


  1. Heat oil and add the methi seeds.
  2. Add coriander, chili,turmeric powder and cook for 30 seconds.
  3. Add sliced bitter gourd and salt .
  4. Cover and cook for about 5 minutes by mixing it now and then .
  5. By now  bitter gourd should be half done .
  6. Add the onion and cook till onion is  golden.
  7. Check if bitter gourd is tender too .
  8. Now add garam masala and mango powder and mix well.
  9. Serve with roti or paratha.


 PS : Peel bittergourd. Rub salt and leave for one hour. Wash and wipe dry and use it in the curry if you want to reduce the bitterness of Karela.


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26 comments:

  1. thanks for cooking my recipe and i am sure ur is much more good looking than me

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  2. Omg, bittergourd curry looks super tempting and delicious..

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  3. wow...this bitter gourd curry looks super inviting...lovely recipe !!

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  4. Wow looks very tempting..yumm

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  5. love bittergourd....v interesting recipe...cld not have imagined methi seeds wld go with it ...must try this one

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  6. Nice recipe...Looks very yummy...

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  7. Super delicious.. I love bitter gourd so much..Bookmarking it..

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  8. Have never been a fan of bittergourd until recently, now I keep hunting for new recipes...so this is definitely bookmarked :) looks delicious!

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  9. Bitter Gourd curry looks very tasty and yummy.

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  10. Nice curry...It looks very healthy...

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  11. juicy and yummy curry. bitter gourd is my fav veggie

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  12. Looks so delish ....nice recipe

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  13. Super delicious,inviting click Nisha

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  14. delicious fry using mango powder will give a good flavour n taste nice

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  15. Delicious curry,looks so yummy and juicy.

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  16. gr8 looking curry,,,,my fav bitter gourd....must have tasted very yummy...

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  17. Bitter gourd curry looks delicious.. first time here.. liked your recipes very much.. glad to follow you.. do visit my blog if you find time..

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  18. lovely presentation with great flavors nisha..;)
    Tasty Appetite

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  19. Perfect Curry for Roti...Looks great

    http://www.panchamrutham.blogspot.com/

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  20. lovely curry nisha, looks so delicious.., lovely clicks, my favourite veggie

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  21. First time here...Wow this looks yummy…Going to try this out soon..Following ur blog straightaway..

    Do check my blog too..
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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