Karela Aaloo (Bitter Gourd with potatoes)

I just love Karela…Have you had karela aaloo with a crispy paratha?? Yummy!!!! That’s what comes to my head when I see this combination.  The potatoes taste so good when mixed with karela.  Bitter Gourd also has health benefits.  It helps in lowering the blood sugar levels.  Everyone is use to the bharwaan karela (stuffed bitter gourd), not many people make it like this. Enjoy the flavors…



  • 5-6 karelas cut and salted (for a couple of hours)
  • 1 tomato diced
  • 1 medium sized onion sliced
  • 1-2 potatoes sliced length wise (depends on the size)
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric


To cut the karelas, first peel the skin using a peeler.  Don’t discard the skin. Leave it in the bowl in which you are going to salt the karelas. Then cut them in round shape and sprinkle a little bit of salt all over them.  Let it sit for a couple of hours.  Wash the salted karelas so that there won’t be excess salt and set aside.  Make all the water is drained. In a kadhai, add oil and shallow fry them.


Take them out of the kadhai and put it in a plate. In the same kadhai, add the onion and potatoes and sautee them for a few minutes.


Then add diced tomato and the peeled skin. Add salt, turmeric, red chilli, garam masala. Stir for a couple of minutes then add the fried karelas. Mix it well.


Cover it and let the potatoes cook all the way.  Serve hot with parathas.

Karela collage PicMonkey Collage

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Happy Cooking!!!!! 



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