Karela or bitter gourd is one of the least loved veggie. I love karela a lot, people don’t like it due to its bitter taste. Karela has so many health benefits and is very good for diabetes.
Some of the health benefits are:-
Good for diabetic people
Helps in skin disorder
Rich in minerals like iron, phosphorus and calcium
This is a quick and easy recipe. Even a person who doesn’t like karela will love this dish.
2 karela/ bitter gourd, chopped in round circles
1 large onion, sliced
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 tsp fennel seeds (instead of fennel seeds you can also use 1 tbsp fennel powder with other spices)
1 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp mango powder/amchur
salt to taste
1 tbsp boondi
1 tbsp mustard oil ( you can also use vegetable oil)
Wash karela and slightly scrape them, remove seeds if you want to. Cut them in round circles.
Heat oil in pan. Add cumin seeds and fennel seeds, saute for a minute.
Add karela, saute for 3-4 mins. Now add sliced onions.
Again saute for 2-3 mins.
Now add all the spice powder and salt.
Cook for 7-8 mins or until both karela & onion is cooked. The onions will become brown.
Keep stirring in between. At last add boondi. Saute for a min and its done. You can garnish with coriander.
Serve hot with chapati or rice.