Bihari Karela Aloo Sabzi Recipe

Give this absolutely delectable Bihari Karela Aloo Sabzi Recipe. It is a simple and easy to make sabzi which you can serve along with Palak Dal, Phulkas and Jeera Rice and make a wholesome lunch or dinner.

Archana Doshi
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Bihari Karela Aloo Sabzi Recipe is a popular  side dish which is packed with flavour and taste with simple spices used in the kitchen.

Serve Bihari Karela Aloo Sabzi along with Palak DalPhulkas and Jeera Rice for an everyday meal.

Did you know - Karela or Bitter gourd has so many benefits on its own. Blood sugar levels are controlled if you consume bitter gourd on the regular basis. It also handles your cholesterol and keeps the kidney clean.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Karela Recipes such as

  1. Karela Masala Subzi Recipe
  2. Pavakkai Poriyal Recipe
  3. Bitter Gourd Juice Recipe

Cuisine: Bihari
Course: Lunch
Diet: Diabetic Friendly
Prep in

20 M

Cooks in

45 M

Total in

65 M


4-5 Servings


  • 2 Karela (Bitter Gourd/ Pavakkai) , deseeded and cut into thin strips
  • 2 tablespoons Mustard oil
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 4 cloves Garlic , finely chopped
  • 2 Onions , thinly sliced
  • 3 Potatoes (Aloo) , thickly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander (Dhania) Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Amchur (Dry Mango Powder)
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • Salt , to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Jaggery , optional

How to make Bihari Karela Aloo Sabzi Recipe

  1. To begin with Bihari Karela Aloo Sabzi Recipe, prep all the ingredients and keep them aside.

  2. Into the pressure cooker, add the karela, along with a little salt to taste and 2 tablespoons water and pressure cook for 2 whistles and turn off the heat. Release the pressure immediately to retain the bright green color of the karela.

  3. Keep this aside.

  4. Heat oil in a kadai over medium heat; add the onion and garlic and saute until the onion is just soft. Add the sliced potatoes, sprinkle salt and turmeric powder and cook the potatoes until they are well roasted and cooked.

  5. You can optionally cover the pan and steam cook the potatoes so it cooks faster.

  6. Once the potatoes are roasted, add the cooked karela and all the remaining spices like red chilli powder, garam masala powder, amchur powder, salt if needed and also jaggery if you like a little bit of sweetness.

  7. Give it a good stir to combine all the ingredients. Stir fry the Bihari Karela Aloo Sabzi for another 4 to 5 minutes so the flavours get well absorbed into the vegetable. Once done, check the salt and spices and adjust to taste accordingly.

  8. Turn off the heat and transfer the Bihari Karela Aloo Sabzi to a serving bowl and serve hot.

  9. Serve Bihari Karela And Aloo Ki Sabzi along with Palak DalPhulkas and Jeera Rice for an everyday meal.