Besan Stuffed Karela | Besan Bharwa Karela

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    Besan Stuffed Karela |  Besan Bharwa Karela

    Stuffed karela is scrumptious and nutritious recipe of bitter gourds. Everyone pinch their nose when it comes to have bitter gourd but this stuffed bitter gourds will make them ask for more and more. It is very easy to prepare at home. Some bitter gourds and few Indian aromatic spices and a dash of chickpea flour is all that is needed to make this recipe.Besan Stuffed bitter gourds makes a super delicious side assortment to your meals.

    You can prepare it for lunch or dinner as a side assortment. They will devour it for sure! Pack them for your lunch or short distance travels. So, try out making Besan bharwa karela with these easy to follow step-by-step instructions and pictures. Enjoy!

    Direction :

    Getting Ready:

    Take 250 gms bitter gourds and wash them. Cut, peel and chop the gourds. Remove the stalk from both ends and rub the knife to scrap the skin. slit in the center keeping it joined at the back. Cut the gourd like this and remove off the seeds and pith from it.

    besan stuffed karela

    Take 2 tsp salt and use ½ tsp salt from it. Apply some salt inside and outside the gourds. Likewise rub salt on the rest of the gourds as well. Keep the salt coated gourds aside for half an hour.Take the scrap and pith in a separate bowl and add ¼ tsp salt to it and mix. Keep aside the scraps as well and after half an hour wash them and cook.

    besan stuffed karela

    Wash the gourds nicely to remove the salt. Squeeze off the water from the gourds and place them in a plate. Wash the salt coated gourd scrap and pith as well. Sieve it with a strainer.

    besan stuffed karelaMaking :

    To prepare stuffing preheat a pan and add 2 tbsp oil to it. Once sufficiently hot, add 1 tsp cumin seeds. After sautéing for a while add 1 pinch asafoetida, 1 tsp turmeric powder and ¼ cup (4 tbsp) gram flour to it. Roast until it changes in color.

    besan stuffed karela

    Once roasted and ready, add the washed scrap and pith into it followed by the spices.Add 2 tsp coriander powder, 2 tsp fennel powder, ½ tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp mango powder, ¼ tsp red chilly powder and sauté the spices for a while. Also add 1 tsp salt as well. Mix well. Turn off the flame and let the mixture cool.

    besan stuffed karela

    Once the mixture is cool open the gourd and stuff it with the mixture. Press gently and close nicely. Stuff all the gourds likewise.

    besan stuffed karela

    To fry the stuffed gourds, pre heat a pan, add 3 to 4 tbsp mustard oil into it. Place the gourds in oil for cooking. Make sure place the gourds in upright position in the wok.Reduce the flame, cover and cook for 5 minutes, then check later.

    besan stuffed karela

    5 minutes are over, Flip the sides of gourds and cook from all sides until they get brown in color.Check the gourds after every 3 to 4 minutes and roast from all sides. Gourds are roasted from all sides. Place them out in a plate.

    besan stuffed karelaServing:

    Mouth watering Gram flour stuffed bitter gourds are ready.Serve these tantalizing stuffed gourds with chapatti, parantha or rice.In fact, gourds taste scrumptious is served with poori. You can even pack these gourds for a picnic or outing. These gourds can be placed outside for up to 2 to 3 days without a refrigerator.

    Suggestion:

    • Salt helps in removing the bitterness from the gourds.
    • Don’t need to sauté the spices for too long, just mix them.
    Besan Stuffed Karela | Besan Bharwa Karela besan-stuffed-karela
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    Recipe type: Main Course
    Cuisine: Indian
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    Serves: 4
     
    Ingredients
    • Bitter Gourd - 250 gms
    • Gram flour - 4 tbsp (¼ cup )
    • Mustard oil- 4- 5 tbsp
    • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
    • Asafoetida - 1 pinch
    • Ginger paste - 1 tsp
    • Coriander - 2 tsp
    • Fennel powder - 2 tsp
    • Turmeric powder- ½ tsp
    • Red chili powder- ¼ tsp
    • Mango powder- 1 tsp
    • Salt - 2 tsp or to taste
    Instructions
    1. Take 250 gms bitter gourds and wash them. Cut, peel and chop the gourds. Remove the stalk from both ends and rub the knife to scrap the skin. slit in the center keeping it joined at the back. Cut the gourd like this and remove off the seeds and pith from it.
    2. Take 2 tsp salt and use ½ tsp salt from it. Apply some salt inside and outside the gourds. Likewise rub salt on the rest of the gourds as well. Keep the salt coated gourds aside for half an hour.Take the scrap and pith in a separate bowl and add ¼ tsp salt to it and mix. Keep aside the scraps as well and after half an hour wash them and cook.
    3. Wash the gourds nicely to remove the salt. Squeeze off the water from the gourds and place them in a plate. Wash the salt coated gourd scrap and pith as well. Sieve it with a strainer.
    4. To prepare stuffing preheat a pan and add 2 tbsp oil to it. Once sufficiently hot, add 1 tsp cumin seeds. After sautéing for a while add 1 pinch asafoetida, 1 tsp turmeric powder and ¼ cup (4 tbsp) gram flour to it. Roast until it changes in color.
    5. Once roasted and ready, add the washed scrap and pith into it followed by the spices.Add 2 tsp coriander powder, 2 tsp fennel powder, ½ tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp mango powder, ¼ tsp red chilly powder and sauté the spices for a while. Also add 1 tsp salt as well. Mix well. Turn off the flame and let the mixture cool.
    6. Once the mixture is cool open the gourd and stuff it with the mixture. Press gently and close nicely. Stuff all the gourds likewise.
    7. To fry the stuffed gourds, pre heat a pan, add 3 to 4 tbsp mustard oil into it. Place the gourds in oil for cooking. Make sure place the gourds in upright position in the wok.Reduce the flame, cover and cook for 5 minutes, then check later.
    8. minutes are over, Flip the sides of gourds and cook from all sides until they get brown in color.Check the gourds after every 3 to 4 minutes and roast from all sides. Gourds are roasted from all sides. Place them out in a plate.

     

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