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Karela Achar Recipe

Karela Achar Ingredients:

Karela Achar Recipe
Karela Achar Recipe

  • 10 Fresh karela
  • 1 tbsp Red chilli powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 1/2 Cup sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Methi seeds
  • 10 Fresh green chilly
  • 1 tsp Asafetida powder
  • 2 sprigs Curry leaves

How to make Karela Aachar:

  • Wash karelas and wipe well with a cotton cloth.
  • Split into two equal halves, lengthwise.
  • Clean the inside and cut into very thin slices.
  • Cut green chili into thin long slices. Mix with karela slices.
  • Add 3 tbsp salt and rub into the karela and chilly slices with hand.
  • Squeeze the slices till the water gets removed.
  • Spread on a clean white cotton cloth and sun dry for a whole day.
  • Heat 1 cup oil and fry curry leaves till brown and crispy. Remove and keep aside.
  • Splutter mustard in oil and add methi seeds. Fry for a few seconds.
  • Before the methi seeds turn brown, add the dried karela and green chillies.
  • Fry till the karelas are crispy. Remove from fire.
  • Add fried curry leaves, red chilli powder, salt and asafetida powder.
  • Mix thoroughly till all the salt is dissolved.
  • Pour into clean dry glass jars or bottles.
  • Pour the remaining oil on top of the aachar in all the bottles.
  • Keep for two days.
  • Karela Achar is ready.