Onion and Karela Subzi


Onion and Karela Subzi

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Wonderfully flavourful, this Onion and Karela Subzi is perked up not just by the pungency of onions, but also by the aroma of roasted sesame seeds and the tanginess of amchur powder. Together, these ingredients complement the bitterness of karela very well, making it not just palatable but quite enjoyable too!

Onion and Karela Subzi recipe - How to make Onion and Karela Subzi

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients
Method
    Method
  1. Combine the bitter gourd and a little salt in a deep bowl and mix very well. Keep aside for 20 minutes.
  2. Squeeze all the water from the bitter gourd and place them on a kitchen towel to dry them completely.
  3. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick kadhai, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Add the bitter gourd, mix well and cover and cook on a slow flame for 15 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the turmeric powder, chilli powder, sugar, dried mango powder, sesame seeds, salt and 1 tbsp of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Serve hot.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy80 cal
Protein1.6 g
Carbohydrates10.1 g
Fiber2.8 g
Fat3.7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium2.7 mg
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Recipes using karela

  1. Karela or bitter gourd is one vegetable disliked by most people because of its flavour, but they are full of nutrients. Karela purifies blood, regulates cholesterol and also boosts the immunity. To read more about the health benefits of bitter gourd, check out. Listing down some other recipes made using karela/bitter gourd :

For making the pyaz wale karele

  1. We have slightly peeled the karelas, removed the skin and slice them thinly. If using small tender karela, then you won’t be able to remove the seeds.
  2. Add a little salt in the deep bowl. The salt extracts the bitterness from karela.
  3. Mix very well and rub the salt nicely. This is done to remove the bitterness from bittergourd. Alternatively, you can dip the slices of karela in salted water for half an hour.
  4. Keep aside for 20 minutes.
  5. Squeeze all the water from the bitter gourd using your hands.
  6. Place the karela on a kitchen towel or muslin cloth to dry them completely.
  7. For making the onion and karela sabji, heat the oil in a deep non-stick kadhai.
  8. Add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  9. Add the bitter gourd. Combining the karela with onions is the most effective way of reducing bitterness from bitter gourd.
  10. Mix well and cover and cook on a slow flame.
  11. They will look like this after 5 minutes.
  12. After cooking the karela for 10 more minutes on a slow flame, they will look like this.
  13. Add the turmeric powder.
  14. Add the chilli powder.
  15. Add the sugar. Jaggery can also be used as a substitute.
  16. Add the dried mango powder.
  17. Add the sesame seeds. Also, you can add a tsp of fennel seeds to enhance the flavour of karela sabzi.
  18. Add salt and mix well.
  19. If you want you can add 1 tbsp of water.
  20. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally and our karela pyaz is ready.
  21. Serve the onion and karela sabzi hot with roti or chapati.
  22. If you enjoyed this quick and easy dry sabzi recipe then also check out : Kathal Dry Sabzi, Cabbage and Cucumber Dry Sabzi, French Beans and Carrot Thoran

Reviews

Onion and Karela Subzi
 on 28 Apr 19 08:01 PM
5

5 stars for taste 6 stars for ease of preparation
Tarla Dalal
29 Apr 19 08:46 AM
   Hi Arati, Glad you liked the recipe!Do try out more recipes and share your experience with us.Happy cooking!
Onion and Karela Subzi
 on 24 Mar 19 11:39 AM
5

A very simple recipe with basic spices.Loved this version of karela.
Tarla Dalal
25 Mar 19 09:22 AM
   Hi Winnie, Delighted to know you liked the recipe. Do try more & more recipes and share with us your feedback. Happy Cooking!
Onion and Karela Subzi
 on 11 May 16 09:41 PM
5

Mam I''m interested to know the recipe of onion and Karela recipe with kaccha aam. Please share that.
Tarla Dalal
12 May 16 02:53 PM
   Hi Garima, We are very sorry we do not have the recipe you have asked for. If there is anything else we will be happy to help you...
Onion and Karela Subzi
 on 06 May 16 08:15 AM
5

Very easy and super tasty karelas. Wonderful recipe. Proportions were exactly according to my family''s taste. I omitted the sesame seeds.
Tarla Dalal
06 May 16 04:28 PM
   Thanks Madhu. We are delighted you loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking.
Onion and Karela Subzi
 on 16 Apr 16 10:10 PM
5

Superawesome.... Tastiest karela I ever had and simplest to cook. Thank you so much for the recipe :)
Tarla Dalal
18 Apr 16 11:04 AM
   Hi Priyanka , we are delighted you loved the Onion and Karela Subzi recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. We are deeply touched by your kind words. Happy Cooking.
Onion and Karela Subzi
 on 16 Apr 16 07:55 PM
2

I must not know how to prepare the kerala. I wanted to like it, but it was still so bitter to me. Thank you.
Onion and Karela Subzi
 on 23 Mar 16 01:26 PM
5

Ma''m I loved your recepies.. these are really simple, I stay alone in hyderabad and whenever I want to try new, I just looked upto your recepies... thank you so much
Tarla Dalal
23 Mar 16 02:48 PM
   Hi Sejal , we are delighted you loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. We are deeply touched by your kind words. Happy Cooking.
Onion and Karela Subzi
 on 18 Mar 16 06:35 PM
5

Mene krela subh namk dàl ke rkh diya tha koi prblm to ni h usse
Tarla Dalal
21 Mar 16 09:02 AM
   Hi Varsha, Squeeze out all the excess water and then do not add extra salt. Happy Cooking !!
Onion and Karela Subzi
 on 28 Sep 15 11:08 PM
5

Tarla Dalal
29 Sep 15 10:40 AM
   Glad you liked the recipe. Please keep providing us feedback.