Thursday, June 2, 2011

Bitter Gourd Fried Rice/Karela Fried rice

               Do Your kids hate karela? Not eating bitter gourd? Don't worry try this quick n easy bitter gourd fried rice...Indian veg in Chinese recipe..I tried the same Chinese fried rice recipe with bitter gourd as a main ingredient...My try was grand success my kids loved this rice a lot n asked me to make this often for them..Lets move on to recipe..

  1. Cooked Rice    2 cups(long grain/Basmati)
  2. Karela/bitter gourd   2 no.(thinly sliced)
  3. Carrot   1 no.(finely chopped)
  4. Capsicum   1/4 cup (finely diced) i used green color
  5. Garlic   3 flakes(finely chopped)
  6. Soy sauce   1 tbsp
  7. Green chilli Sauce  1/2 tbsp
  8. Sugar   1/4 tsp
  9. Salt   to taste
  10. Oil   1 tbsp
  11. Pepper Powder(black/white)   to taste
  12. Red chilli flakes   1/4 tsp
  13. Spring onion greens  few finely chopped
  • Slice the bitter gourd and keep aside.
  • Heat 1/2 tsp oil in a pan fry the sliced karela and fry them nicely till it get 3/4 th done. and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a sauce pan,add finely chopped garlic and fry them lightly
  • Then add finely chopped carrots n capsicum and fry them nicely and add the fried karela slices and fry for another 2 minutes.
  • Then add sugar n stir well and all the sauces and saute well.
  • Add the rice and toss well and lastly add red chilli flakes and pepper powder,again stir well .
Garnish with spring onion greens and serve hot.

I am sending the recipe to the ongoing event CBB Series ~ Chinese Cuisine by Radhika (Tickling Palates)

Note: Instead of frying the bitter gourd can use the baked one also.Can also add some shredded cabbage,beans n other color capsicum also.


  1. Such a great creation sangeetha!!Very innovative :) Nice clicks.,

  2. Very innovative idea sangee...I am a big karela fan and this is a keeper recipe..I will try this for nandini.

  3. I have never tasted karela as a rice! very interesting and novel idea, Sanjee :)

  4. dats a brave move to make bitter gourd fried rice....easy to feed my son and H

  5. thank you gals...really thanx a lot for your appreciation on my creation...i should say thanx to Radhika whio made to think so by hosting a wonderful theme-Chinese goes to radhika :)

  6. bittergourd fried rice is definetely new to me...nice way to add bittergourd to our diet

  7. bitter gourd fried rice is an interesting one .. never tried this version ...... Thanks for sharing .....

  8. wow..That was a nice twist to the traditional fried rice..looks yummy!!

  9. what a great idea dear..a good way to make the kids eat karela :)

  10. Colorful and yummy looking rice... Nice combination of flavors...

  11. Sangee...this sounds very interesting dear. I love bittergourd very much and its a great idea to combine it with the fried rice.... Superb!!!

  12. Interesting recipe.Great idea of using it in fried rice.Book marked
    South Indian Recipes

  13. Very innovative and unique recipe. I have never prepared karela rice. Looks delicious and tempting. Thanks for your lovely recipe.

  14. Wow!! I cant imagine of adding bittergourd into fried rice but it looks gr8 dear.. will try this out..

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  15. sounds very yummy..I love bitter taste and have added this in my must try folder...thanks dear for sharing..:)
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  16. Wow ! that sure is a good idea to make kids eat Karela

  17. wow.. now thats peak of creation.. a very strong move on trying karelas.. never even dreamt of karela fried rice.. super work da.. it looks tasty tho' :)

  18. Actually, I don't like eating karela myself. But your take on it looks delicious.

  19. Super fried rice Sangee, i cant even imagine making fried rice with bittergourd, awesome dish..

  20. Very innovative fried DH love bitter in any form..So this is a keeper for me..

  21. Interesting...that's a nice Indian twist to the Fried rice..very innovative indeed!!

  22. This is such an amazing amalgamation of bitterness with Chinese punch. How interesting does it sound and look. I will definitely give it a shot. Thanks a lot for sharing such a different approach Sangeetha :)


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