Sukha Karela
This dry and crunchy bitter gourd recipe not only looks enticing but is also high in taste quotient. This diabetic friendly dry sabji makes a great side dish to any meal.
Sukha Karela Recipe by Chef Zarine Khan

- Indian


- 2

Cooking Time

-15 Min


- Medium

Preparation Time

- 10-12 Min


  • For Sukha Karela: Bitter gourd
  • salt
  • 4 tbsp white vinegar
  • 3 sliced onions
  • oil for frying
  • ½ tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriande powder
  • salt


  1. 1

    Procedure to make Sukha Karela: Peel off the skin of Karela, slice it and extract all the seeds from it.
  2. 2

    Make fine pieces of Karela and add them in a bowl.
  3. 3

    To the Karela add salt, white vinegar and mix it properly.
  4. 4

    Slice onions and add them in a bowl.
  5. 5

    Wash the Karela in a strainer, squeeze out the water from it and add them back in the bowl.
  6. 6

    In a heated pan add oil and deep fry the karela until it turns golden brown.
  7. 7

    Add the fried karela on a plate.
  8. 8

    In the same pan add sliced onions and let it fry until they turn brown.
  9. 9

    Add the fried Karela into the onions and mix it.
  10. 10

    Add the fried Karela and onions in a bowl.
  11. 11

    To the bowl add red chilli powder, coriander powder, salt and mix it well.
  12. 12

    Yummy and crispy Sukha Karela is ready to serve.
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The grande dame of the Khan family, Zarine Khan and her grand feasts are famous through Bollywood. She hosts her friends from tinsel town on the show. Khan later put together a book—Family Secrets: The Khan Family Cookbook—the core of her show Spices and Secrets on LF.

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