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Karela Bhaji



Karela Bhaji is a popular Indian dish made with bitter gourd (karela). The dish is usually served as a side dish with roti or rice. It is a healthy and nutritious dish that is low in calories and high in fiber. It is also known to have many health benefits, such as aiding in digestion, reducing inflammation, and helping to regulate blood sugar levels.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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large karela (bitter gourd)


turmeric powder

1/2 teaspoon

red chilli powder

1 teaspoon

coriander powder

1 teaspoon

cumin powder

1/2 teaspoon

garam masala

1/2 teaspoon

amchur powder

1/2 teaspoon

Salt to taste


2 tablespoons

cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

mustard seeds

1/2 teaspoon

fenugreek seeds

1/2 teaspoon


1/2 teaspoon

green chillies, chopped


ginger, grated

1 teaspoon

chopped coriander leaves

1/4 cup



Step 1:

Wash and cut the karela into thin slices.

Step 2:

In a bowl, mix together the turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala, amchur powder and salt.

Step 3:

Add the karela slices to the spice mix and mix well.

Step 4:

Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat.

Step 5:

Add the cumin seeds, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds and asafoetida.

Step 6:

When the seeds start to splutter, add the green chillies and ginger.

Step 7:

Add the karela slices and mix well.

Step 8:

Cover the pan and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 9:

Uncover the pan and cook for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 10:

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot.

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 13175 users have chowed down on Karela Bhaji a whopping 19805 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Lucknow, Pune are the top 5 cities gobbling up Karela Bhaji like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Karela Bhaji, our users are head over heels in june, but the interest cools down in january.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Karela Bhaji is the food of choice for 24-27 female, with people of >40 BMI also on board.

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