चटखारे दार करेले का अचार/ Bitter Gourd Pickle Recipe

This pickle is made very differently than the usual method of making pickles.
if you like bitter gourd or bitter melonyou will for sure like this pickle too. the pickle uses simple ingredients.
This Pickles stored in a bottle and its ready to use. initially the bitter taste of the bitter gourd is dominant in the pickle. but after keeping the pickle for some days, the bitter taste mellows and become a bit less with sour notes from the vinegar taking over.

Bitter Gourds 250 grams Oil 1/2 cup Mustard seeds 1 tablespoon Salt to taste Fennel seeds (saunf) 2 tablespoons Onion seeds (kalonji) 1 tablespoon Red chilli powder 2 tablespoons Asafoetida 10 grams
Cut karelas through the centre but do not peel. Parboil these karelas along with salt, after boiling drain the excess water and keep it in sunlight for an hour. Step 2 In a bowl combine together karelas, turmeric powder, mustard seeds , salt and mix well Put the karelas in a vessel and again put this vessel in sunlight for one to two days. Step 3 Dry roast fennel seeds, fenugreek seeds and onion seeds in a non stick pand and saute till fragrant.Remove and grind to a coarse powder. Step 4 Add the ground powder, grated mango, red chilli powder, salt, asafoetida, vinegar and oil in the karela mixture and mix well. Store it in the container for one week and serve.