Karela / Bitter Gourd juice

Karela / Bitter Gourd juice

Bitter guard (Karela in Hindi) is really popular in many Asian countries and originated from India.It is really bitter and can be an acquired taste, but the benefits are all in the bitter part containing several nutrients like magnesium, potassium, iron, and Vitamin C.  

I was just reading the other day that it has twice the potassium of a banana, calcium of spinach and beta-carotene of broccoli and very rich in antioxidants anti diabetic properties that can help your battle various diseases.

Prep Time

5 to 10 minutes

Cook Time

10 minutes

Total Time

20 minutes




  • ½ cup Bitter guard (karela) 
  • A small piece of ginger 
  • A pinch of salt 
  • A pinch of black pepper 
  • ½ tsp lemon juice 


  1. Wash the Bitter guard (Karela) 
  2. Slit it lengthwise and remove the seeds
  3. Cut into slices 
  4. Pour it in a blender or juicer adding water
  5.  Add all the above ingredients in a blender and grind it adding about 1/4 cup of water
  6. Pass it through a sieve
  7. Add lemon juice, salt and sprinkle from fresh black pepper on top
  8. Serve it with a slice of lime

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