Bitter Gourd Gravy/Karela Sabzi/Hagalakai Gojju

  • Mustard Seeds: 1/4 tsp
  • Red Chilly (badagi): 2
  • Sambar Powder: 1 tbsp (Recipe Here)
  • Onion: 2 medium (finely chopped)
  • Jaggery: 1 tbsp
  • Curry Leaves: 8
  • Tamarind: 1 lime size
  • Salt: to taste
  • Oil: 2 tbsp
  • Water: 1 glass
To Soak:
  • Bitter Gourd/Karela: 1/4 kg
  • Water: till bitter gourd immerse.
  • Turmeric: 1/2 tsp
  • Salt: 1/2 tsp
To Grind:
  • Niger Seeds/Ramtil/Uchellu: 2 tbsp
  • Roasted Gram/Dalya: 1 tbsp
  • Soak tamarind in a cup with little water. Keep aside.
To Soak:
  • Cut bitter gourd into 1/2 inch cubes.
  • In a bowl add turmeric, salt, bitter gourd & water, mix. Rest it for 10 min.
Note: This method removes bitterness from bitter gourd.

TO Grind:
  • Dry roast niger seeds.
  • Dry grind niger seeds & roasted gram.
  • Add water & make a thin paste. Keep aside.
Note: Paste should not be too thin or too thick. This is to avoid the clotting when added to gravy.
  • Extract tamarind juice.
  • Drain water from the bitter gourd.
  • In a pressure cooker add bitter gourd, onion, tarmarind juice, salt, water & sambar powder.
  • Close the lid & pressure cook it for 1 whistle, Let it cool before opening the lid.
  • Heat the oil in a pan.
  • Add mustard seeds, let it splutter.
  • Add Curry leaves & red chilly, sauté for 5-10 sec.
  • Pour the pressure cooked mixture.
  • Add niger seeds & roasted gram paste.
  • Add Jaggery, mix well.
  • Adjust seasoning & water if required.
  • Boil it for 3min.
  • Bitter Gourd Gravy is ready to serve.
  • This gravy goes well with Rice Roti & chapati.  
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Unknown said...

I am not a bif fan of karela...but maybe if its made like this, i might actually eat it!:)

Usha said...

Simple and delicious curry ! First time here, you have a lovely space.

Priya Suresh said...

Fingerlicking gojju,soooo tempting..

Prema said...

This is very tempting curry,luks too gud!

Suja Manoj said...

Love karela,flavorful and tasty curry.

Kurinji said...

Curry looks yummy...

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Treat and Trick said...

Looks delicious and love your easy to follow recipe..

Jaisy James said...

my fav curry looks yummy

Anonymous said...

good to

Preety said...

never made it this way..must try

cook from doha said...

my dh is a big fan of karela......will try this 4 him......

Ganga Sreekanth said...

gravy looks yummy and tasty

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

nice recipe with tempting click..
Tasty appetite

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