Bitter gourd is good to include in our meal due to its healthy benefits. But, it is bitter in taste and many people don't like it. Bitter Gourd Pickle is the best way to consume Bitter Gourd. Bitter Gourd Pickle is prepared with Bitter Gourd mixed with spices like Fennel seeds, Fenugreek seeds, Mustard Seeds, Cumin Seed, Turmeric powder, Coriander powder, on Red Chilli powder, Asafoetida.
All these spices and Bitter Gourd slices and mixed with Mustard Oil and when it is kept for a week. Then all spices taste is consumed with Bitter Gourd slices. This Bitter Gourd Pickle is also called Karela Pickle or Karela ka Achar. It tastes good. Even bitter gourd pickle andhra style is also famous.
Lets see this healthy bitter gourd pickle recipe or karela achar recipe...
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
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Quantity: 3 Cups
Taste: Chilly Spicy
Bitter gourd pickle recipe / Karela pickle recipe method / karela ka achar banane ki vidhi / how to make karela achar?
First take Bitter Gourd and rinse it with water thoroughly.
Second when there is no moisture left on Bitter Gourd then chop it in slices.
Next take all Bitter Gourd slices in one bowl and sprinkle 4 teaspoon Salt into it and rinse the Salt to Bitter Gourd properly. Keep it aside for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, squeeze the salted Bitter Gourd and drain the juice. Let the Bitter Gourd dry for 30 minutes.
Afterward, take a pan. Heat it.
Now, add Fenugreek seeds, Fennel seeds, Cumin seeds and roast it.
Take a mixer jar.
Add Mustard Seeds and roasted Fenugreek seeds, Fennel seeds and Cumin seeds. Blend it coarsely. Keep this aside.
Again, take a pan and heat it. Pour Mustard Oil in it. When oil is heated, add Asafoetida then add blended masala, Coriander powder, Red Chilli Powder, Turmeric Powder. Switch off the gas. Mix it properly.
Finally, add sliced Bitter Gourd in the masala and add Lemon juice and mix it.
When cooled down, store this pickle in a clean ceramic or glass jar.
After 8-10 days, this pickle is ready to eat.
How to preserve Bitter Gourd Pickle or Karela ka achar ?
This pickle can be preserved for 10-15 days at room temperature. If you want to increase the shelf life of this pickle then add more oil so that it can float on the pickle. You can even store this pickle in the refrigerator.
Variations of Bitter Gourd Pickle or Karela ka achar
How to Serve Karela pickle or Karela ka achar ?
We can serve this pickle with our regular indian meal.
How to increase the taste of while eating ?
We can directly eat this Bitter Gourd Pickle directly with our regular meal. There is no need to add extra things in this pickle while eating.
Benefits of Bitter Gourd
If you like to read Bitter Gourd benefits in more details then you can read "6 Benefits of Bitter Melon (Bitter Gourd) and Its Extract".
Disadvantages of Bitter Gourd
Different recipes of Bitter Gourd
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My experience with Bitter Gourd Pickle
Bitter Gourd is not much liked by many people due to its bitterness. So including bitter gourd in our meal was a big question for me. So my friend suggested me Bitter Gourd Pickle or Karela achar.
When I prepared it and served it with our regular meal to my family. I was surprised to see that everyone who was hating bitter Gourd previously, was eating this pickle. Meanwhile, karela ka achar banane ki vidhi is very simple and easy.
So, I would suggest you try this healthy pickle and share it with others.
What are the side effects of bitter gourd?
Stomach pain and disorders, fever, headache and reduction of blood sugar.
Does bitter gourd affect the kidney?
If Bitter gourd is consumed for more than 7 days then it can cause some complications in kidney tissue and its function.
Is Bitter gourd bad for liver?
Bitter gourd juice cleanses bowel and also heals many liver problems.
Can diabetic people consume bitter gourd?
Bitter gourd contains an insulin like compound which can control diabetes naturally.
How do you get rid of bitter gourd bitterness?
There are different ways to get rid of bitter gourd. Some of them are…
- Soak bitter gourd in Tamarind Juice
- Soak bitter gourd in yoghurt
- Add jaggery or sugar in curry
- Boil in salt water
- Scrape off the rough skin of bitter gourd
- Run bitter gourd slices or pieces with salt
Bitter Gourd Pickle or Karela achar is healthy due to Bitter Gourd used in it. I would suggest you cook it and eat it. Also share it with you near ones.
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