Bharela Karela

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

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

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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

  • 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.

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