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Bharela Karela Recipe

Bharela Karela is a popular Indian Side-Dish
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On :
Friday, 21 July, 2017
Category :
Festive Recipe
Course :
Side-Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Stewed Recipe
Difficulty :
Medium
Servings :
Serves 4
RATINGs :
Rated 3 based on 100 votes
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Ingredients

  • 1/4 kgs - Karela
  • For stuffing paste and gravy:
  • 1/2 cup - Grated Coconut
  • 2 tsp - Besan
  • 2 tbsp - Powdered groundnut
  • 2 tsp - Red Chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp - Coriander seed powder
  • 1/2 tsp - Cumin seed powder
  • Lime juice of one full Lime
  • 1/2 cup - Water
  • Chopped Coriander leaves
  • 2-3 tbsp - Sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • For seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp - Mustard Seeds
  • 1/4 tsp - Asafoetida
  • For garnishing
  • Chopped Coriander leaves
  • How to Make Bharela Karela:

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




     

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