Bitter Gourd/Melon A wonder Vegetable
About Bitter Gourd
Bitter Gourd also known as Karela in India is a one of the wonderful vegetable with amazing benefits for your skin, intestine, stomach, obesity, heart, lungs and diabetes It is the very bitter in taste as compared to the other members of gourd family.
It is widely used in the form of vegetable, fruit and juice in Asian countries. It is a kind of climber plant that grows in temperate regions of India.
Taste : Bitter & Pungent
Qualities : Dry & Light
Effect After Digestion : Pungent
Potency : Hot
Action : Pacifies Kapha & Pitta, Improves digestion
Benefits of Bitter Gourd / Karela:
Bitter gourd juice taken in quantities of 15-20 ml everyday is very beneficial for purifying blood and any skin problems.
Juice is also very effective in treating high blood sugar levels.
Being high in fibre content it controls cholesterol levels and helps reduce the obesity.
Being good source of Vit- A and C, it helps to improve immunity and vision.
It has abundant supply of minerals and anti-oxidants that helps to flush toxins from the body.
Recipe for Bitter Gourd
Slice the fresh bitter gourd into round circular rings
Julienne one onion
Take 1 spoon of Olive oil in to a pan over stove. Saute the onion
Add pinch of carom seeds and let it crackle with pinch of asafoetida
Add 1/2 table spoon of turmeric and mix it well, Add salt as per taste
Add the sliced bitter gourd to the pan and saute with rest of mixture for 10- 15 minutes until cooked properly.