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Karela Pyaz Recipe

Karela Pyaz Recipe

Karela Pyaz Recipe

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Cuisine Pakistani
Servings 4


  • 1.5 kg Karelay 
  • tbsp  Salt 
  • Oil As Required
  • 1 kg Onion 
  • 3 Green Chillies
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • ½ cup Oil 
  • Water As Required
  • 2 tsp  Salt 
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Flakes
  • ½ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • Fried karela
  • ¼ cup Tamarind Pulp
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • Coriander (For Garnish)


  • Add salt to bitter gourds and rest for 30 mins to 1 hour or until water releases.
  • Rinse under water thoroughly until the bitterness has gone. Drain and deep fry in oil until color changes and crispy. Strain and keep aside.
  • Now, in another pot, heat oil. Add onion and cook until translucent. Add chilies and cook for a minute. Add ginger garlic paste and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Now, add tomatoes, add water. Cover with lid and let cook in low flame until tomatoes are soft.
  • Take the lid off, add salt, chili powder, chili flakes, turmeric powder and cook for 4-5 minutes on medium heat. Add fried bitter gourds and cook for 7-8 minutes.
  • Add tamarind pulp and garam masala, give it a good mix and cook for 2-3 minute on low heat.
  • Serve and garnish with coriander.

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