Karela or bitter melon is one of the most typical vegetable from Indian eaten widely in winters. It is definitely an acquired taste so don't expect to like it the first time you eat it. It is known to have extensive health benefits including keeping the body warm in the winter. Doctors in India ask diabetics to eat karela as a vegetable or in powder form as it is known to help blood sugar levels.
You can use this karela powder to add in any food you are cooking to get the health benefits without overly being affected by the bitter taste.