Bitter Gourd, Bitter Melon, Karela Juice

By Rita Jamshed Kapadia 4 comments

Karela or Bitter Gourd, Bitter Melon has many health benefits. The main being regulate the blood sugar and hence it is very good for diabetics.


Karela Juice Recipe

Ingredients – Makes 1 small glass
1 Karela Big
salt to taste
lime/lemon juice as per taste

Few slices of cucumber for garnish

Wash the Karela.
Remove the seeds.
Cut into small pieces.
Puree it in a blender or is you have juicer you can use that. If using blender you can add little water. About 1/4 cup will do.
If pureed using a blender, pass it through a sieve.
Add salt and Lime/Lemon juice to the collected juice.
Serve with cucumber slices for garnish.

Note: This is really bitter, but the benefits are in this bitter part. I just had drop of it and could not have more my whole food pipe is reacting to it and I can feel the bitter taste all the way down.

But if you have Diabeties, this is a good home remedy.

Rita Jamshed Kapadia

Cookbooks are available on Amazon. Rita has published the MEGA "Manna of the 21st Century Parsi Cuisine cookbook" and several other mini cookbooks.



Nov 11, 2018, 8:12 am

Thank you so very much for adding to my repertoire of dishes I can make with bitter melon. It’s one of those foods in the Blue Zones discussions/cookbooks that would be nice to see more of around in my part of the world. Thanks for sharing with Fiesta Friday!


Nov 11, 2018, 6:15 pm

Good to hear. Thanks very much.

Zeba@Food For The Soul

Jul 7, 2019, 1:41 pm

Nice, I juice cucumber and celery with it. Makes it a little easier to drink 🙂


Jul 7, 2019, 6:22 pm

Interesting and so helpful! Thank you for sharing at Fiesta Friday this week!

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