When one says karela the reaction we get is “yuck”. The same applies to my son and hubby. When ever I cook karela the other question is always “What is my other option?” But I believe that you must always have food in balance, that is if you are having sweets or spicy or tangy you should have a little bitterness too… Anyway you value your sweets more after having karela!!!!! Buts jokes apart the humble karela is packed with goodness. Its good for controlling sugar levels and is an excellent blood purifier plus it is good for hypertension and has cancer fighting properties. I have seen people gulping karela juice outside the parks….I can never do that. Subji is anytime preferred… I have tried to cook this subji like my mom used to. Also she used to cook it in iron kadhai so as to add an dose to iron to it. Ya, the color of the subji appears blackish when cooked in iron vessel but I personally feel it enhances the taste and ofcourse the iron boost is welcomed by an anemic person like me.