Is your mom after you to eat Karelas? You may not be much fond of bitter gourds due to its bitter taste but it definitely has all the goodness required for your well-being. Known for its antiviral properties, bitter gourd also has capacity to absorb excessive sodium in the body.
Bitter gourds are loaded with dietary fibre, magnesium, folate, zinc, phosphorus, manganese and Vitamins like Vitamin B1, B2, B3 and C. They provide you with iron, more calcium than that of spinach and two times the beta-carotene of broccoli. It is great for diabetes, keeps blood glucose in control and lowers cholesterol.
- 1 bitter gourd
- 1 teaspoon refined oil
- ¼ teaspoon turmeric
- ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder
- ½ tomato
- ¼ teaspoon dry mango powder
- ½ teaspoon ginger-garlic paste
- ¼ teaspoon red chilli powder
- ½ green chilli
- ¼ teaspoon coriander powder
- 1 small onion
- salt as required
- ¼ teaspoon cumin seeds
Calories- 79 kcal
Carbs- 14 grams
Proteins- 3.4 grams
Fats- 1 gram
Recommended for- Diabetes
Course- Lunch/ Dinner
- Wash them properly and chop onion, green chilli, tomato, bitter gourd. Heat the saucepan on medium flame.
- Add oil to the pan, heat it and add cumin seeds and stir it for 2 minutes. Stir in onions and green chilli to the pan. Fry the onions and green chilli till they turn golden brown.
- Then add red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, salt to the pan and saute the mixture.
- Stir in tomato, ginger-garlic paste and dried mango powder to this mixture and fry for about 5-6 minutes.
- Add salt and sliced bitter-gourd to the pan and cover the pan with a lid afterwards.
- Cook the dish for about 10 minutes. Serve hot by sprinkling garam masala on the top.
Over to you
Raw bitter gourd juice is filled with antioxidants and helps in detoxifying the body. Try this exquisite flavoured masala karela and serve this dish with dal tadka and garamphulka.Relish the goodness of this most despicable vegetable of all.