Karavila sambal

Bitter melon sambal

Preparation info
  • Serves


    as a condiment
    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      30 min

Appears in
Lands of the Curry Leaf

By Peter Kuruvita

Published 2018

  • About

The reported health benefits of the bitter melon, also known as bitter gourd, have finally made it to the West, where it is now being sold in tablets to assist with all kinds of ailments. In Sri Lanka we used to eat it regularly.

My dad loved bitter melon this way, fried crisp with dried fish, but remember the greener it stays during its preparation, the better the melon is for you.

Salting the melon removes some of the bitterness, but it is called bitter melon for a reason!