Stuffed Bitter Gourd-Stuffed Karela
Prep Time : 15 mins
Recipe Category: Side Dish
Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Bitter gourd – 6-7
Onion – 2 big ones
Ginger-garlic paste – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
Coriander powder -2 tsp
Chilli powder – 3/4 tsp or as required
Salt as required
Oil -1 1/2 tbsp for frying bitter gourds
For the seasoning
Oil -1 tbsp
Cumin seeds/Jeera – 1 tsp
Fennel seeds/Sombu – 3/4 tsp
Wash and slightly scrap the skin. Make a 2 inch long slit on one side and remove all the seeds gently.
Then soak them in salted water for half an hour. Drain the water and keep it aside.
Finely chop onions. This is very important.
Now let us prepare the stuffing
Heat a tbsp of oil, add jeera seeds, fennel seeds, when it splutters, add finely chopped onions and saute till they turn golden brown.
Remove from flame and let it cool.
Stuff the bitter gourd well with the prepared masala.
Take an idly pan or a steamer and steam the bitter gourds for a few minutes or until half cooked.
Now heat 2 tbsp of oil and fry the bitter gourds on low flame, tossing them in between, so that all the sides are well cooked and browned evenly.
Note -You do not have to tie a thread around the bitter gourd as the masala will not come out.
Buy small or medium sized bitter gourds of uniform shape.
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Karela is one vegetable which I like to cook up once in 10 days…Will definitely try this one out…I like those cute bittergourd rats.
Wow looks yummy and delicious ….
I love those bitter gourd creepers as well as the stuffed kerela. They look delicious.
Thats a healthy & tasty dish!!! Love ur profile pic btw 🙂
super & healthy stuffed karela,lovely presentation!!
This is my favorite,looks super yum
Thanks for visiting my blog padhu.U have nice blog. love ur bitter gourd stuffing…Thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe 🙂
Excellent and healthy stuffed karela..
Nice stuffing, sounds very interesting! Looks Yummy!
Delicious stuffing ……. and very healthy recipe!
Yummy stuffing n looks delicious…
I prepared this stuffed bitter gourds..tasted yummy! Thank you very much for sharing the recipe!
Wow, nice recipe.. I should try this…
Hi.Have been following you for many recipes.Like the way you simplify the method.As well as the tips and precautions are really handy.