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Stuffed karela fry Recipe

Stuffed karela fry is a popular Indian Appetiser
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On :
Wednesday, 13 April, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Appetiser Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Shallow Fry Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 2
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  • 10 - bitter gourd/ Karela (cut to about 4 to 5 inches in size)
  • 1 tbsp - grated Coconut (fresh or desiccated)
  • 4 - Green chillies
  • 1/2 tsp - cumin
  • 1 tbsp - chopped, Coriander leaves
  • Salt
  • 3 tbsp - oil
  • 6 Cloves - peeled Garlic
  • How to Make Stuffed karela fry:

    1. Scrape karela, slit, smear salt and keep aside for half an hour.
    2. Drop them in boiling water for 2 minutes and remove; squeeze gently to remove excess water and keep them aside.
    3. Grind coconut, green chillies, cumin, garlic and coriander with a little salt into a coarse paste.
    4. Stuff karelas with the prepared paste, secure them with a thread. Keep the remaining paste for spreading over the karela.
    5. Arrange the karelas in a flat kadai in a single layer, sprinkle oil over them and also spread the remaining masala over them. Cover with lid and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, with a little water over the lid.
    6. Remove lid, turn the karela and let it cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
    7. Sprinkle a few drops of water if necessary during cooking.
    8. Remove the lid, keep the kadai for 2 more minutes on the fire so that the karelas are browned and fried well. Remove the threads and serve with rice and sambar.


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