Bitter Gourd Onion Curry / Kakarakaya Bellam Kura – Karela Recipes

Bitter Gourd Onion Curry / Kakarakaya Bellam Koora - Karela Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Serving Size: 2


  • 1/4 kg Bitter Gourd/Kakarakayalu
  • 2 Onion chopped
  • 1 pinch Turmeric Powder
  • 1 sp Red Chilli Powder
  • 2 sp grated Jaggery
  • Salt to taste
  • For Popu :
  • 1/2 sp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 sp Urad Dal
  • 1/2 sp Chana Dal
  • 1 Red Chilli Crocked
  • Curry Leaves
  • 2 sp Oil


  1. Wash and cut kakarakayalu into thin round pieces and cook along with salt and turmeric powder. Then strain them and keep aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan add popu ingredients and fry, once done add curry leaves, onion pieces stir- fry till the onions are soft.
  3. Now add cooked bitter gourd pieces, red chilli powder and stir well and cook for a while.
  4. Then add jaggery and mix well and cook for a couple of mins, when done remove from flame.
  5. Now Bitter gourd onion curry/Kakarakaya bellam koora is ready, transfer into a serving bowl and serve with hot white rice.


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