Karela Pyaz

A quick and simple Karela Pyaz recipe for you. You will always get it right with this recipe. #HappyCookingToYou

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  • Karela (Bitter gourd) 1 kg
  • Namak (Salt) 1 & ½ tbs
  • Cooking oil for frying
  • Cooking oil ½ Cup
  • Pyaz (Onion) sliced ½ kg
  • Lehsan paste (Garlic paste) ½ tbs
  • Tamatar (Tomato) cubes 3 medium
  • Hari mirch (Green chillies) 5-6
  • Zeera (Cumin seeds) roasted & crushed ½ tbs
  • Namak (Salt) ½ tsp or to taste
  • Haldee powder (Turmeric powder) 1 tsp
  • Dhania powder (Coriander powder) 2 tsp
  • Lal mirch powder (Red chilli powder) 2 tsp or to taste
  • Kary (Raw mango) peeled & cubes ½ Cup
  • Garam masala powder ½ tbs
  • Hara dhania (Fresh coriander)


Peel & deseed bitter gourd then chop into small pieces with the help of the knife.

On strainer,add bitter gourd,salt and mix well,cover and let it rest for 30 minutes then wash thoroughly 3-4 times and squeeze to remove excess water.

In frying pan,heat cooking oil and fry bitter gourd until golden brown and crispy & set aside.

In wok,add cooking oil,onion and fry until light golden.

Add garlic paste and mix well.

Add tomatoes,green chilllies and mix well.

Add cumin seeds,salt,turmeric powder,coriander powder,red chili powder,mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Add raw mango and mix well.

Cover and cook on low flame for 5 minutes then cook on high flame for 2-3 minutes.

Now add fried bitter gourd and mix well.

Add garam masala powder,cover and cook on low flame for 15-20 minutes.

Add fresh coriander,mix & serve!


Recipe By: Seema Hanif

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