Amahaldi Karela Achaar

Amahaldi Karela Achaar ( Mango ginger and  Bitter gourd Pickle)


Mango ginger ( Mangai  Inji ) with bitter gourd makes a delicious pickle , OIL FREE, is our family favourite. We have been making this pickle for more than two decades. Goes well with rotis, curd rice, or pulao. When you taste this , you can feel a burst of flavours in your mouth. Try this recipe and enjoy.


Mango ginger – ( peeled and cut to small juliennes ) – 2 cups

Bitter gourd – ( cut to paper thin strips ) – 1/2 cup

Crystal salt( powdered ) – 1 tablespoon

Kashmiri Chilli powder – 1/2 tablespoon

Lemon – 1 ( deseed and chopped to very thin strips )

Lemon juice – 3 tablespoons

Asafoetida powder – 2 pinches



Take a big , dry bowl. Add all the above mentioned ingredients. Toss well. Keep covered for 2 hours. Mix well. Transfer to a dry glass bottle. Leave it outside for 4  to 5 hours. Serve. Refrigerate in the normal fridge compartment. Keeps well for 2 weeks.

Chef’s  Tips

1) Always use a dry spoon to serve the  pickle.


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