Dry Masala Karela Recipe

Recipe By Slurrp

Dry Masala Karela is a popular Indian dish made with bitter gourd (karela) that is cooked with a blend of aromatic spices. The bitter taste of the karela is balanced with the flavorful masala, resulting in a delicious and nutritious dish. This dry version of the dish is perfect as a side dish or can be enjoyed with roti or rice.

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12hr 45minstotal
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Dry Masala Karela

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Ingredients for Dry Masala Karela Recipe

  • 1 Bitter Gourd, Sliced Into Thin Rounds
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon Oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1/4 Onion, Finely Chopped
  • 0.13 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Red Chili Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • 0.13 teaspoon Amchur Powder
  • as per your need Fresh Coriander Leaves, For Garnish

Directions: Dry Masala Karela Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Start by washing the bitter gourd thoroughly and then slice them into thin rounds.
  • STEP 2.Sprinkle salt over the sliced bitter gourd and let it sit for about 15 minutes. This helps in reducing the bitterness.
  • STEP 3.After 15 minutes, squeeze out the excess water from the bitter gourd slices.
  • STEP 4.Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds. Once they splutter, add chopped onions and sauté until golden brown.
  • STEP 5.Add the bitter gourd slices to the pan and cook on medium heat until they turn crispy and golden brown.
  • STEP 6.In a separate bowl, mix together turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, and amchur powder.
  • STEP 7.Add this spice mixture to the pan and mix well, ensuring all the bitter gourd slices are coated with the masala.
  • STEP 8.Cook for another 2-3 minutes, allowing the flavors to blend together.
  • STEP 9.Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot as a side dish or with roti or rice.

Cooking Tips

  • Choose fresh and firm bitter gourd for the best results.
  • Make sure to remove the seeds from the bitter gourd slices before cooking.
  • Adjust the amount of spices according to your taste preferences.
  • For a spicier version, add some chopped green chilies along with the spices.
  • You can also add a squeeze of lemon juice for a tangy twist.

Storage and Serving

  • Dry Masala Karela can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • Reheat the dish in a pan or microwave before serving.
  • Serve the Dry Masala Karela as a side dish with dal and rice or as a main dish with roti or paratha.
calories per serving
< 1 g Fat< 1 g Protein3 g Carbs3 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    < 1g
  • Protein
    < 1g
  • Carbs
  • Fiber


  • Carbs
  • Protein
    < 1g
  • Fiber


  • Fat
    < 1g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
    < 1mcg
  • Zinc
    < 1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp