Karela Bhaja

Spiced bitter gourd vegetable side dish


  • 2 Bitter gourd, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • 1 Onion, sliced
  • 1 Green Chilli
  • 2 Potato, peeled and cut into sticks.
  • 1 Tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Paanch phoron
  • 2 tablespoons Coriander powder
  • 2 teaspoons Cumin powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Turmeric powder
  • Salt as per taste


  1. Marinate bittergourd slices with oil, salt and turmeric. Keep aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Heat oil and pan fry drained bitter gourd till golden brown. Keep aside.
  3. Heat oil. Splutter panch phoron. Add onion and saute till tender.
  4. Add potatoes, bitter gourd and other spices. Stir and cook covered till potatoes are almost cooked.
  5. Add tomatoes and continue cooking till tomatoes and potatoes are cooked.
  6. Serve Karela Bhaja with roti or rice.

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