Bharwan Karela Recipe

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Bharwan Karela
How to make Bharwan Karela
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

Bitter gourd stuffed with an aromatic mix of spices.

Ingredients of Bharwan Karela

  • 6-8 karelas
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • Mix together for the masala:
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 Tbsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp roasted cumin
  • 1/8 tsp asafoetida
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds-roasted and coarsely pounded
  • 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds-roasted and coarsely pounded
  • 2 Tbsp mustard oil

How to Make Bharwan Karela

  • 1.Scrape off the rough surface of the bitter gourd; slit length wise on one side, rub all over with 1 tbsp salt and keep aside for about 30 minutes.
  • 2.Squeeze the bitter gourd to remove the bitter juice and scoop out the hard seeds, if any.
  • 3.Stuff the filling firmly into the bitter gourd. In a pan, heat 2 Tbsp of oil and add the bitter gourd.
  • 4.Turn over a few times on high flame.
  • 5.Reduce heat and cook covered, till tender, stirring a few times so the vegetables are cooked and browned all round.