Microwave Masala Karela [Bitter Gourd]

This recipe of Karela in Microwave is a very easy to make, healthy and tasty recipe made in a minimum time period of with half hour with less oil and spices.

Ingredients: (Serving 4)

  • 500 gms Bitter Gourd/Bitter Melon (Karela)
  • 1 Big Size Potato
  • 2 Finely Chopped Medium Sized Onions
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp crushed Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Garam Masala


  1. At first wash the Karela properly
  2. Cut into thin slices without removing the outer skin.
  3. Remove any hard seeds if found.
  4. Mix up all the ingredients in a bowl now- Bitter Gourd, Small cut pieces of Potato, Onion, Sugar, Crushed Cumin Seeds in a Mortar, Coriander Powder, Turmeric Powder, Tomato Puree, Oil and Salt
  5. Cover up the bowl now and Microwave it at high power for 15 min stirring once after 7 min.
  6. After 15 min are over give the dish a standing time of 5 min.
  7. Take it out and sprinkle a bit of Garam Masala.
  8. Serve with Roti, Paratha or Bread.


  • While cooking in a Microwave always cover your bowl so that the food retains its moisture and gets up cooked fast.
  • Don’t use too big bowl for cooking as it will take much time for the food to cook.

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