Bharela Karela

Recipe by
Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Nutrition facts:

240 calories calories, 9 grams fat

Category: Festive Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

Take a look at more Side-Dish Recipes. You may also want to try Healthy Panchratni Dal, Best Palak Chole, Easy Creamy Sweet Corn

Rate This Recipe


How to Make Bharela Karela

  • Peel the karela. Cut into 3 pieces horizontally. Remove the seeds from inside the karela. Slit each piece vertically for putting the stuffing paste.
  • Apply salt to the above pieces and marinate for 10 minutes. Squeeze the karelas to remove excess water.
  • Mix all the ingredients for stuffing paste with 1/2 cup of water. Keep part of it aside for the gravy.
  • Stuff the karelas with the paste.
  • For seasoning, heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and asafoetida.
  • Add stuffed karela pieces, cover the pan and cook for 10 - 15 minutes.
  • Turn the karela pieces once while cooking.
  • Add the reserved paste to the gravy. Cook the karelas in the gravy till done.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with roti or chapatti.