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- Tamil: பாகற்காய்
- English: Small Bitter gourd
- Malayalam: പാവയ്ക്ക
- Telugu: కాకరకాయ
- Hindi: करेला
- Gujarati: કડવી લોભી
The Scientific name of Bitter Gourd is Momordica charantia, and it belongs to Family Cucurbitaceae (Cucumber family). It is sometimes referred to as Bitter Melon. Popularly known as Karela in India. The climber also makes an ornamental hedge. It is a summer and rainy season plant suited for Indian conditions. As the name bitter gourd itself suggests, it has a characteristic bitter taste, but if the fruit is mature and the process of cooking is right, it makes one of the most delicious Indian dishes.
As the Local proverb also goes, unripe fruit is very bitter.