Bitter Gourd Pickle

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Bitter gourd maintain blood sugar level. It is good for skin, hair, eyes, liver function and helps in weight loss. Bitter gourd recipe is always in my daily menu. Usually I make simple karela recipe. As it is bitter young generation used to avoid karela. Here I am sharing achari karela recipe which is full of taste as it is loved by all generation.
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Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Served As: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Recipe Cuisine Type: Asian, Homestyle Cooking, Indian
Recipe Taste: Salty, Sour, Spicy, Sweet, Tangy
Servings 5


  • 500 gm Karela bitter gourd
  • 25 gm Jagerry
  • 25 gm Coriander Seeds roasted
  • 20 gm Red Chillies roasted
  • 10 gm Cumin Seeds roasted
  • 10 gm Fennel Seeds roasted
  • 10 gm Fenugreek Seeds
  • 10 gm Onion Seeds
  • 10 gm Turmeric Powder
  • 10 gm Dry Mango Powder dried
  • 5 gm Asafoetida
  • 50 gm Mustard Oil
  • 1-2 tsp Salt or as per taste


  • Wash the karela and cut them in ring shape. Steam the Karela slices then spread on a cotton cloth. Dehydrate keeping in shadow.
  • Roughly ground the whole spices coriander seeds, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, Fenugreek seeds and red chilli except onion seeds.
  • Take a mixing bowl add the grounded spices, onion seeds turmeric powder and salt.
  • Heat oil then switch off the flame drop asafoetida then cool down add jaggery. Mix all ingredients thoroughly then add the dehydrated karela slices. Mix with gentle touch. Every one hour do it twice or thrice. Then keep in a glass container.

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Geeta Biswas
Geeta Biswas

Are you missing old, traditional recipes? I, Geeta Biswas would love to share all those different tasty and traditional recipes. Most of my recipes are simple and very creative as I try to add twist and easy steps to prepare each and every recipe.

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