Karela Bhur | Bitter Gourd Skin Recipe

Karela also known as bitter gourd or bitter melon is a vegetable full of nutrition. Karela Bhur means Skin of bitter gourd. It contains proteins, vitamins B & C and calcium. Also it is really beneficial for people with diabetes. It will also help you make your immune system stronger as we really need that after "Covid19-spread".

People waste the skin of Karela / Karela Bhur but this recipe is made from the peeled skin of it. This might be unique recipe for you but do try as it is really delicious and healthy. 

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Preparation time: 10 mins.
Cooking time: 15 mins.


Peeled Skin of Bitter Gourd - 2 kg - Karela ki Bhur
Cooking oil - 1/4 cup - Tael
Garlic Ginger Paste - 1 tbsp - Lehsan Adrak Paste
Green chilies - 3 pcs - Hari Mirch
Ginger sliced - 1 pc - Adrak Katti
Onion - 3 med pcs - Payaz
Tomatoes - 4 pcs - Tamatar
Salt - 1 tea spoon - Namak
Red Chili Powder - Half Tea Spoon - Laal Mirch
Turmeric Powder - Half Tea Spoon - Haldi Powder
Red Chili flakes - Half Tea Spoon - Daadar Mirch
Dry Coriander Powder - 2 tbsp - Khush Dhania powder
Fresh Coriander - Half cup - Taaza Dhania

Making Karela Bhur

Peel off skin of Bitter gourd in a plate. We are going to make this recipe with the peeled skin. After that cut the skin in smaller pieces. Now add 2 tbsp Salt in it and scuff it with your hands. This will end its bitterness. After that wash it. Repeat this step 3 to 4 times.

Now take peeled skin out of water. Squeeze it hard between your hands so no water remains in it and then put it in a strainer. Now preheat oil in a frying pot and fry karela bhur (Peeled skin of bitter gourd) in it. When they are ready then take them out in a strainer.

Note: You can use Skin of bitter gourd without frying them directly in to spices but we are sharing the way we like them.

Lets prepare spices for Karela Bhur Now. Take a cooking pot and add cooking oil in it. After oil gets hot, add ginger garlic paste in it and fry it until it becomes lite golden. Now when ginger garlic changed its color add tomatoes in it and mix them well. After that add all dry spices in it and mix them well. Now put it on low flame with lid covered for 5 minutes.

Open the lid now and Saute the spices well and make them softer. You can also use masher to make spices softer. Now add onions, green chilies and garnished ginger in it and mix them. After that add Karela Bhur in it and mix them well again. Now again put it on low flame with lid covered for 5 minutes.

After 5 minutes your Karela Bhur recipe is ready. You can garnish it with green fresh coriander and enjoy this Immune booster recipe.

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