Sukhi Karela Subzi

Sukhi Karela Subzi

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A fantastic recipe that makes karela appeal to all! This Sukhi Karela Subzi is an interesting way to consume potassium-rich karela, which helps to control blood sugar levels by increasing the action of insulin in the body. Although we have not added any sugar to this recipe, the little amount of oil and jaggery along with the right cooking procedure helps to mask the bitterness sufficiently to make it quite a lip-smacking dish!

Sukhi Karela Subzi recipe - How to make Sukhi Karela Subzi

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     2Makes 2 servings
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1 1/4 cups deseeded and thinly sliced bitter gourd (karela)
1 tsp oil
1/4 tsp chilli powder
a pinch of turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tsp jaggery (gur)
salt to taste

  1. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the bitter gourd and mix well.
  2. Cover and cook on a medium flame for 7 to 8 minutes or till they turn soft and brown in colour, while stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove the lid, and cook on a medium flame for another 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the chilli powder, turmeric powder, jaggery and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 more minutes.
  5. Serve hot.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy48 cal
Protein1 g
Carbohydrates5.1 g
Fiber2.8 g
Fat2.6 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium1.5 mg


Crispy Karela ( Diabetic Recipe )
 on 12 Sep 14 03:06 PM

You should try this recipe. Even if you dont like karela you should. Because it does not taste bitter as you think. The jaggery in the sabzi enhances the taste of karela.
Crispy Karela ( Diabetic Recipe )
 on 13 Apr 14 12:47 AM

Cb - My favorite style of cooking karela
Crispy Karela ( Diabetic Recipe )
 on 24 Jun 13 10:41 AM

Karela which is crisp, not fried and yet tastes great. Its healthy.