Sunday, April 14, 2013

Bharwan Karela / Stuffed Bitter gourd

I love all stuff vegetables. By now you saw me stuffing eggplant and Brussles sprouts. But sometimes I make all the vegetables like eggplant, karela, parval, tinda, onion, potatoes and make one wholesome delicious dish only for me. That's right becasue what did I said, I LOVE stuff vegetables.
Recipe is very simple and easy to prepare this dish with side of roti.

Ingredients :

3 long thin karelas (bitter gourd)
1 potato cut in big cubes
1 tbsp tomato paste
1 small onion finely chopped
2 tbsp fresh ginger, garlic and green chili paste
1 tsp red chili powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp cumin coriander powder
salt to taste
2 tsp oil


Cut karela in 3 or depend upon the size.
Make a cut in the middle and clean the inside  and remove all the seeds.
Heat a non stick pan , add 1 tsp oil and cook karela for 2-3 minutes.
Take it out and keep it in dish.

mix all the ingredients from tomato paste to salt in one bowl.
Stuff it in karelas.
Heat remaining oil in non stick and all the karela and potato in it.

Cook on medium flame till potaotes cook thoroughly.
Enjoy with hot roti and raita.


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    1. i'm not a fan of karela... but urs looks nice... :)

    2. Stuffed Bittergourd,a better and easy way to serve karelas for kids and even grownup kids(not me ;))

    3. I have always loved only the filling of this dish...I remember I would make my mother keep some for me before she would stuff the karelas!!
      Brought back wonderful childhood memories!!

    4. I know , I know - I have tasted this in my friend Deepti's house for the first time in Delhi.
      Loved it, although very apprehensive to try initially, it tasted soooo good!
      Lovely recipe, Linsy!

    5. i am definitley not a fan of bitter gourd..but the recipe is yummy.

    6. i love stuffed bitter gourd ...It looks nice.

    7. I do not like bitter gourd but this looks awesome! :)

    8. My enemy vegetable. I avoid making it, however seeing the goodness of it your recipe is tempting to try once.

    9. Sometimes I run out of ideas on what to do with bitter gourd. I cook it quite often as the natural remedy for my other half's diabetes. I am glad that I saw your recipe and this is one I am gonna try. A fabulous idea with an outcome I adore.

    10. Looks spicy and mouth watering. Thanks for sharing. Beautiful stuffing...

    11. Looks yummy.
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    12. Looks delicious I love karela a lot.

    13. This is my favourite ....I love to have them with Daal tadka and rotis :)
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    14. I m a great karela never tried this dish

    15. Wow.... I love love absolutely love Karela. Totally going to try this dear :-)

    16. very nice..
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    17. wow stuff karela looks awesome....

    18. I don't like karela..but your recipe sounds good.. will surely try out..

    19. this was my favorite in hostel days,but now miss it a lot..looks delish!!

    20. interesting bittergourd

    21. I am drooling!!! looks great...

    22. I have never tried karela without sugar or jeggaery..I mst try yr recipe...thnx 4 linking

    23. never tried stuffings for karela.looking too good.

    24. Delicious combination n new 2 me, looks tempting!

    25. I love bitter gourds, never tried this way before. Looks awesome!

    26. First time hearing abt stuffed bitter gourd.. Good looking one :)

    27. Great Blog!! Karela is really good for health. Your thought processing is wonderful. The way you tell the thing is awesome.

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