Roasted Kerala ki Subzi (Bitter gourd)

Roasted Kerala ki Subzi (Bitter gourd)


  • 300-400 gms of kerela
  • 1/2 tsp whole coriander seeds
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida
  • 1 onion grated/chopped /sliced
  • 1 tomato grated
  • 1 tsp chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • Salt to taste
  • Pinch of turmeric powder
  • Red chilli powder to taste
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp aamchur powder(dry mango)
  • 1 tsp dry kasturi methi leaves (optional)
  • 3 tbsp of mustard oil/refined oil


  • Take a wire mesh place on the flame,place the kerala on it and roast .Keep turning it so that all sides get roasted nicely .
  • When done wash the kerala well ,pat dry and then cut in round thin slices .
  • Keep aside
  • Take a pan, add the oil
  • Warm the oil a little
  • Add the whole coriander and asafoetida
  • Stir for a minute or so
  • Add the chopped garlic and grated ginger
  • Stir fry till the raw smell of the ginger garlic goes
  • Add the onion and stir fry till translucent
  • Then add the turmeric and chilli powder
  • Saute for few minutes
  • Now add the grated tomato
  • Saute till the water from the tomato dries up
  • Add the coriander and aamchur powder
  • Saute for few minutes
  • Add the salt and saute for few minutes
  • Can add 2-3 tbsp of water to saute
  • Now add the cut kerala and saute for few minutes .
  • Add 2-3 tbsp of water
  • Cover and cook on low flame till the kerala is cooked .
  • Keep stirring in between.
  • When the kerala is done add the dry kasturi methi leaves
  • Mix it in well .
  • Cover and keep for a minute or so .
  • Done .
  • Serve with roti .

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