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Mini Karela Recipe | Stir Fry Bitter Gourd Recipe | Hagalkayi Palya

By Super Admin

Some people may not like to have karela (bitter gourd) because of its bitter taste; however, by adding other ingredients, you could make a tasty recipe out of a karela.

And that's why, we're sharing this simple recipe that can be prepared in few minutes. Now, since we'll be using a mini karela/bitter gourd to prepare this sabji, it can also be called mini karele ki sabji.

So, what are you waiting for? Take a look at this simple sabji recipe that you can prepare at home.

Serves- 4

Cooking time - 15 minutes

Preparation time - 10 minutes


  • Mini Karela (Bitter Gourd) - 12 to 15
  • Onions - 1 cup
  • Green Chillies - 4 to 5
  • Ginger & Garlic Paste - ½ teaspoon
  • Tamarind Water - ½ cup
  • Turmeric - ¼th teaspoon
  • Red Chilli Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Garam Masala - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Amchur Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Oil


  1. Wash the karela. Peel the skin and cut into two halves.
  2. Remove the seeds in the karela.
  3. Meanwhile, boil water and then add the chopped karela. Boil it for about 15 minutes, so that the karela or the bitter gourd becomes soft.
  4. After the mentioned time, strain the water. And keep the karela aside.
  5. Now take a pan, add oil. Then add onions, ginger and garlic paste and green chillies.
  6. Saute it well.
  7. Now, add the masalas and saute all the ingredients well.
  8. Then, add the tamarind water to the pan.
  9. Now, add salt and then water accordingly.
  10. Cook the dish in low flame.
  11. Cook for about 10 to 15 minutes.
  12. Garnish with coriander strands when done.
  13. Your mini karela sabji is ready to be served.

Tip: To make the karela less bitter, cut the karela into two pieces and then apply some salt. After 15 minutes, wash it under running water.

Step By Step Photo Guide: Mini Karela Recipe | Stir Fry Bitter Gourd Recipe | Hagalkayi Palya

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Image Courtesy: Priyanka Tyagi

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