It is no hidden fact, we know a bunch of people who share a unique love-hate relationship with karela or (bitter gourd). Kids especially seem to be very averse to this green vegetable because of its bitter-pungent taste. But there is no getting away from it, is it? We all know it is possibly one of the healthiest vegetables we know. A bundle of fibres, vital antioxidants, nutrients, Karela could help regulate blood sugar levels, manage weight, cleanse liver, lower bad cholesterol and rev up immunity system naturally.
So if you cannot rule out karela from your diet, you can surely make it fun. Something even the picky-eaters would enjoy. Something like this bharwa karela. Bharwa karela is basically a stuffed karela dish, in which the bitter gourd is cut in half and hollowed out. It is then filled with a feisty stuffing of masalas and onions. It is usually secured together with a thread and fried. This wholesome dish is so yummy that you do not even need to pair it with roti or rice, but, of course, you can pair it with whatever you like. Make sure your filling is of the apt amount - too much or too little could ruin the whole experience. Making bharwa karela could prove to be a time-consuming process, but in this YouTube Video food vlogger Reshu shares a trick with which you can make the process a whole lot easier, and less bitter. Yes, you heard us. The secret tip is to coat the hollowed our bitter gourds with enough salt and keep them aside, after a point you'd see that they start releasing water and with it a part of their bitterness too.
Watch the recipe video of Bharwa Karela here:
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