Kaju Karela

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Bitter Gourd And Cashew Nuts Stir Fry
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Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Served As: Lunch
Recipe Cuisine Type: Indian
Recipe Taste: Salty, Sweet
Servings 4


  • For Boiling: for boiling
  • 2 Bitter Gourd â â med size
  • 1/2 tsp Salt â â, or as per taste
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder or haldi â haldi â
  • to Water â boil â as required
  • Other Ingredients: other ingredients
  • 1/4 cup Cashews â â
  • 1/4 cup Water â â
  • 5 tsp Oil â â
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds or rai â rai â
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds or jeera â jeera â
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida or hing â hing â
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder â lal mirchi â
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder or haldi â haldi â
  • 1/4 tsp Coriander Powder or dhaniya â dhaniya â
  • 1/4 tsp Garam Masala â â
  • 1/2 tsp Salt â â, or as per taste
  • 1 tsp Sugar â â
  • 4 tsp Tamarind Chutney or imli, or paste â imli paste â
  • 3 tsp Peanut â powder groundnut mungfali â


  • Take two medium-sized washed Bottle Gourd (Karela), remove the edges and start cutting into round thin slices like chips.
  • Remove the seeds and keep aside.
  • In a heating pan take some amount of Water (approx. 2 cup), add ½ tsp of Salt, ½ tsp of Turmeric Powder (Haldi) and boil.
  • Then once the Water comes to a boil, add sliced Karela and boil for 4 to 5 Min on medium flame.
  • With the help of sieve drain off the Water and keep Karela aside.
  • In a cooking pan take 5 tsp of Oil and allow it to heat up.
  • Then add ½ tsp of Mustard Seeds (Rai), ½ tsp of Cumin Seeds (Jeera), ¼ tsp of Asafetida (Hing), ¼ cup of Cashews and fry Cashews until golden brown.
  • Then add boiled Karela slices and sauté it for 1 Min.
  • Add ½ tsp of Red Chilli Powder, ¼ tsp of Turmeric Powder, ¼ tsp of Coriander Powder, ¼ tsp of Garam Masala, ½ tsp of Salt, 1 tsp of Sugar and mix all the spices well.
  • Furthermore, add 4 tsp of Tamarind Chutney or Tamarind Paste, ¼ cup of Water, 3 ½ tsp of Peanut Powder and mix well.
  • Cover the lid and simmer on low flame for 5 Min.
  • Kaju Karela Sabzi is now ready to serve with Chapati.
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Recipe Notes

  • Boiling Karela with Salt and Turmeric reduces its bitterness.
  • Can be refrigerate for 8 to 10 days.
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