STUFFED KARELA

INGREDIENTS

FOR MARINATION:

  • 10 SMALL KARELA / BITTER GOURD

  • 1 TBSP SALT

  • 2 CUP WATER

FOR MASALA:

  • 2 TBSP CORIANDER SEEDS

  • 1 TSP CUMIN / JEERA

  • 1 TSP FENNEL / SAUNF

  • ¼ TSP FENUGREEK / METHI

  • ¼ TSP TURMERIC

  • 2 TBSP AAMCHUR / DRY MANGO POWDER

  • 1 TSP KASHMIRI RED CHILLI POWDER

  • 3 TSP OIL

  • PINCH HING / ASAFOETIDA

  • 1 ONION, FINELY CHOPPED

  • 1 TSP GINGER GARLIC PASTE

  • 1 TSP SALT

  • 2 TBSP WATER

OTHER INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 TBSP OIL

  • PINCH HING / ASAFOETIDA

  • THREAD TO TIE

INSTRUCTIONS

1. FIRSTLY, HEAT OIL AND SAUTE 1 ONION AND SAUTE WELL.


2. ALSO, ADD 1 TSP GINGER GARLIC PASTE AND SAUTE WELL.


3. ADD IN SCRAPED SKIN AND SEEDS AND SAUTE WELL UNTIL IT IS COOKED COMPLETELY.


4. NOW ADD PREPARED MASALA POWDER AND 1 TSP SALT.


5. SAUTE UNTIL THE SPICES TURN AROMATIC.


6. ADD IN 2 TBSP WATER AND MIX UNTIL THE STUFFING TURNS MOIST.


7. CLEAN OFF THE KARELA COMPLETELY, AND STUFF THE PREPARED STUFFING INTO IT.


8. TIE THE KARELA WITH A PIECE OF THREAD OR USE FLOSS TO PREVENT STUFFING FROM COMING OUT WHILE FRYING.


9. HEAT 2 TBSP OIL AND ADD PINCH HING.


10. ADD IN STUFFED KARELA AND ROAST FOR 5 MINUTES.


11. COVER AND SIMMER FOR 20 MINUTES STIRRING OCCASIONALLY.


12. COOK UNTIL THE KARELA IS COOKED COMPLETELY WITHOUT BURNING.


13. FINALLY, ENJOY BHARWA KARELA WITH HOT STEAMED RICE OR ROTI.

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