Karela Payaz ka salan | Bitter gourd recipe

karela payaz ka salan
Yields: 3 Servings Difficulty: Medium Prep Time: 15 Mins Cook Time: 30 Mins Total Time: 45 Mins

It is a simple and easy recipe. Karela payaz ka salan is a famous Punjabi style dish. It is slight bitter in taste but there are some tricks to remove its bitterness. Some people love to eat this vegetable while other hate to eat this bitter sabzi. I am amoung those who love to eat karela payaz ka salan. There are many different recipes of making karela sabzi. But this is the simplest among all.

Ingredients of Karela Payaz ka salan


Thinly sliced onions are added to this recipe.

Karela/Bitter Gourd:

It is the main ingredient. It is slightly bitter in taste, but it is yummy to eat.


Basic ingredient of all the dishes


These are added to make the dish delicious. A balanced amalgamation of spices is important for all the dishes.

Mango powder/ aam chor:

It is optional for this recipe but it tastes great.

Tips and Tricks

Wash them very well before cutting.

Sprinkle salt over the cubes of karela and then wash thoroughly with running water. Bitterness is reduced to a great degree.

Mango powder is tangy in flavor. It masks the bitterness.

How to cook it?

Take oil in a pan and heat it. Then add onion slices and saute them until they become transparent.

Then add ginger garlic paste and chopped tomato and mix well.

Add all the spices and mix well. Cook until the oil separates.

Then add cubes of karela and cook until they become soft and fully cooked.


Nutrition in Karela payaz ka salan per serving: Calories: 131kcal, Fat:9g, Carbohydrates:11g, protein:1g


Nutritional and health benefits of karela/ Bitter gourd:

Bitter gourd is rich in folate and zinc.It purifies the blood.

It is good for diabetic patients.

Bitter gourd is low in calories and high in fiber so it is good for a weight loss journey.


Here you can find more vegetable recipes

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Chicken tori ka salan


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  • Add oil in a pan and heat it. Then add sliced onions in oil and cook them until onion become transparent.
  • Then add ginger garlic paste and sauté it. Add chopped green chilies and tomatoes and mix well.
  • Then add all the spices and cook until oil separates. Then add cubes of bitter gourd and cook until it cooked completely.
  • Then dish out this sabzi and enjoy it with roti.