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Bharwan Karela Recipe

Bharwan Karela
How to make Bharwan Karela

Bitter gourd stuffed with an aromatic mix of spices.

  • Total Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
  • Prep Time 15 mins
  • Cook Time1 hr
  • Recipe Servings4
  • Intermediate

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

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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.
Squeeze the bitter gourd to remove the bitter juice and scoop out the hard seeds, if any.
Stuff the filling firmly into the bitter gourd. In a pan, heat 2 Tbsp of oil and add the bitter gourd.
Turn over a few times on high flame.
Reduce heat and cook covered, till tender, stirring a few times so the vegetables are cooked and browned all round.
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