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pyaz wale karele ki sabzi

Pyaz Wale Karele ki Sabzi Recipe

Pyaz wale karele ki sabzi recipe is a tasty side dish. Pyaz wale karele ki sabzi goes really well along with roti and paratha
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 5 people
Calories 232 kcal
Author Puja


  • 10 nos Onions medium, 3 cups, thinly sliced
  • 1 kg Bitter Gourd
  • 1/2 cup Mustard Oil/ Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 tbsp Panch Phoran
  • 2-3 nos Whole Dry Red Chilli
  • 2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • Red Chilli Powder to taste
  • Aamchur Powder to taste
  • Salt to taste


  1. In a deep vessel leave, bittergourd immersed in water for about 5-6 minutes, in order to help in removing dirt from them.

  2. After that wash karela 3 to 4 times thoroughly in running water.

  3. Now cut off both the ends and then cut them from the centre. Remove the seeds and fibre from it.

  4. Now chop them thinly and set aside.

  5. Heat oil in a big kadai.

  6. Add panch-phoran and whole dry red chilli to it. Let them splutter.

  7. Now add onion to it and fry for few seconds.

  8. Add the chopped bittergourd, turmeric powder and salt to taste. Mix well.

  9. Cover the kadhai and let it cook over low flame stirring in between.

  10. Once you see that the karela has become soft and is cooked well, remove the lid.

  11. Add red chilli powder at this point and give it a nice mix.

  12. Increase the flame to medium and cook karela stirring regularly until the oil separates.

  13. Now add amchur powder and mix well. 

  14. Cook again stirring continuously on high flame until you see that the karela has become almost slightly mushy in texture.

  15. Turn off the flame and serve hot.

  16. This recipe goes really well along with plain chapati and paratha.

Nutrition Facts
Pyaz Wale Karele ki Sabzi Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 232 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 10mg0%
Potassium 614mg18%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 5g21%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 940IU19%
Vitamin C 169mg205%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.