Karela Kadhi Recipe

Diabetic friendly comfort dish served with rice or broken wheat

Jyothi Rajesh
44 ratings.
Karela Kadhi Recipe

Kadhi is a comfort food for all seasons. Kadhi chawal is one of its best combinations and Karela Kadhi Recipe is a kadhi made with bitter gourd. This is a versatile and delectable dish is a food culture of India, different regions of India make kadhi slightly different from the other. This buttermilk/yogurt based Karela Kadhi Recipe is a healthy recipe that can be served with steamed rice and papad for a simple lunch or dinner.

If you like kadhi recipe, here are a few more for you to try

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  4. Gujarati Kadhi Recipe

Cuisine: Rajasthani
Course: Side Dish
Diet: Diabetic Friendly
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

20 M

Total in

30 M


3-4 Servings


  • 1 cup Yogurt (Curd)
  • 1 teaspoon Gram flour (besan)
  • 1-1/2 cups Water
  • Salt , to taste
  • 2 Bitter Gourd (Karela) , de skinned, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • 1/2 Onion , finely chopped
  • 3 Green Chillies , crushed to paste
  • 1/2 inch Ginger , crushed to paste

Directions for Karela Kadhi Recipe

  1. To prepare Karela Kadhi Recipe, whisk together curd, water and besan well making sure no lumps are formed. Keep aside.

  2. Slice bitter gourd, soak them in salted water until use, this will remove some of the bitterness from the gourd.

  3. Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and let it splutter.

  4. Add onions and sauté until translucent. 

  5. Add curry leaves and green chilli – garlic paste and sauté until there is no raw smell of ginger left.

  6. Add sliced bitter gourd and sauté for about 5-7 minutes.

  7. Add salt to taste.

  8. Finally add besan-yogurt mix and stir. Simmer and let it cook until you it begins to boil.

  9. Remove from stove and serve Karela Kadhi Recipe hot with steamed rice or broken wheat and urad dal-pepper papad.

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Last Modified On Sunday, 02 July 2017 12:27

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