Karela: A Treasure from India

In the case of bitter gourds, there are so many beneficial medicinal and nutritional uses that it took just a little bit of cooking skills to find a way to overcome the bitter taste.

Bitter gourd picked at its peak for flavor, has been used in India since the 1700’s. The harvester wears beautiful Mehndi or henna temporary “tattoos” drawn on their hands and feet during Indian wedding celebrations.
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