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Bitter Gourd Pickle

5 from 3 votes

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.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 5


  • 500 gm karela bitter gourd
  • 25 gm jaggery
  • 25 gm roasted coriander seeds
  • 20 gm roasted red chilli
  • 10 gm roasted cumin seeds
  • 10 gm roasted fennel seeds
  • 10 gm Fenugreek seeds
  • 10 gm onion seeds
  • 10 gm turmeric powder
  • 10 gm dried mango powder
  • 5 gm asafoetida
  • 50 gm mustard oil
  • Salt


  • 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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