karela stir-fry (bitter melon) recipe by

Karela (Bitter Melon)

  • Author: Ashley Thomas



  1. Using a vegetable peeler, peel the bitter melon.
  2. Slice the bitter melon into ¼ inch slices and remove as many seeds as possible (the rest will be easy to remove once cooked).
  3. Add 3 tablespoons of avocado oil to a pan over medium heat. Then add the bitter melon slices and stir-fry for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the spices and mix well. Cover the pan and cook for 5 minutes, checking on it halfway to make sure the vegetable isn’t burning.
  5. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of avocado oil and the onion, give the pan a good stir then reduce the heat to low-medium heat.
  6. Put the cover back on and cook for 30 minutes, stirring every few minutes, until the onions have caramelized.