Sizzling Stuffed Karelas

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Total Time:
2-4 hours
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 7 - 8-karelas, medium sized
  • 1 - medium sized onion
  • 1 tbsp- besan
  • 1/2 cup-roasted peanuts
  • 1 tsp- lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp-sugar
  • 1/2 tsp- turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp-dhania powder
  • salt
  • oil for frying
  • coriander/cilantro for garnish.
  • For paste:
  • 2 -3 cloves - garlic
  • 1 small piece - ginger
  • 3- 4 - jalapenos (green chillies)

How to Make Sizzling Stuffed Karelas

  • Peel the karelas.
  • Cut the karelas from middle and remove the inner filling (seeds etc).
  • Sprinkle about 2 tsp salt on them and let it soak for couple of hours (1-2 hours) in a plate.
  • Chop the onions.
  • Grind the roasted peanuts in a dry grinder.
  • Put a pan on the gas and pour about 1 tbsp of oil in it.
  • Saute the onions till light brown.
  • Add besan and peanut powder in at same time. Add garlic or ginger or chilly paste.
  • Add turmeric, dhania powder and sprinkle salt.
  • Add desired amount of sugar and lemon juice.
  • Mix it all up and cook for 5 mins on the gas. Then let the filling cool.
  • On the other side, remove the karelas from the salt.
  • Squeeze the karelas to remove the bitterness.
  • Now fill up the filling in the karelas.
  • In a flat pan, put like 2-3 tsps of oil.
  • Put the karelas in the pan and cover the pan with the lid on a low flame.
  • After about 5 mins, turn the karelas (making sure the filling does not come out).
  • Now cover the pan again.
  • You can also cook on medium flame to make the karelas crispy.
  • You can turn the flame off after making sure that the karelas are cooked. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • After filling the karelas, cook them in oven on about 250 C for 15-20 mins or till they become crispy. Tastes great with parathas or rotis.