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Bharwan Karela – How to make Stuffed Karela – Stuffed Bitter Melon

Bharwan Karela- How to make Stuffed Karela – Stuffed Bitter Melon

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 with bitter gourds and few Indian aromatic spices. Stuffed karela is super delicious.

You can prepare it for lunch or dinner as a side assortment. They will devour it for sure! So, try out making Stuffed karela with these easy to follow step-by-step instructions. Enjoy!

Direction :

Getting Ready :

Take small sized 250 grams Bitter gourd. Wash it then dry them. Cut the ends of the bitter gourd then scrap them.stuffed karela

Slit the bitter gourd vertically, Make sure the lower end of the bitter gourd is intact.stuffed karela

Scrap out the pulp and the seeds from it with a knife. Scrap all the bitter gourds likewise.stuffed karela Making :

Use ¾ tsp of salt to cover up the bitter gourd in and out. Use the rest of the salt and mix it with the scraped out pulp and seeds and keep it for 10 to 15 minutes until they perspirates , so that the bitterness goes away.stuffed karela

After 15 minutes, dip the bitter gourd in water and wash it well. Squeeze the extra water from it . Wash all the bitter gourds likewise. Then wash the scraping and the pulp too. Strain it through a strainer. Place the pulp back into the bowl and wash them once again.  Press the pulp through the strainer and drain the extra water.stuffed karela

To prepare the masala for the stuffing , heat the pan, add to tsp oil to it. Let the oil heat up. Once heated add ½ tsp cumin seeds, ½ pinch asafoetida, 1/3 tsp turmeric powder, then add the pulp, roast all ingredients well. Also add finely chopped raw mango, 2 tsp fennel seeds powder, ¼ tsp red chili powder and ¾ tsp salt. Roast the stuffing for 1 minute.stuffed karela

Once the stuffing is ready, take it out in a plate. To stuff the bitter gourds, open them and fill the stuffing , Press it with a spoon.stuffed karela

To cook the Bitter gourds , heat a pan. Add 3 tbsp oil to it. Place the bitter gourds in the pan. Make sure you keep the flame low. Cover and cook the bitter gourd for 2 minutes.stuffed karela

After 2 minutes check the bitter gourd. The bitter gourd is roasted from below, flip it so that the bitter gourd is roasted well on all sides. Cover the bitter gourd again for 2 minutes. Check the bitter gourd again.stuffed karela

Bitter gourds are golden brown and roasted from all sides.  Place them out in a plate. Luscious Stuffed Bitter Gourds are ready. Garnish them with a little green coriander. You can relish this amazing side dish with poori , paratha , chapatti or rice.stuffed karela Suggestion :

  • You can use 1 tsp dry mango powder instead of raw mango if desired.
  • You can use any cooking oil if desired.
  • Stuffed Bitter Gourds  can also be carried along with poori while you travel.

 

Bharwan Karela - How to make Stuffed Karela - Stuffed Bitter Melonstuffed karela
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Recipe type: Main course
Cuisine: Indian
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • Bitter Gourd – 250 grams
  • Mustard oil - 3 to 4 tbsp ( You can use any cooking oil )
  • Asafoetida- ½ pinch
  • Cumin Seeds- ½ tsp
  • Red Chili Powder- ¼ tsp
  • Green Coriander – 1 to 2 tbsp
  • Raw Mango – 2 tbsp ( finely chopped )
  • Fennel powder- 2 tsp
  • Coriander powder- 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- ⅓ tsp
  • Salt – 1.5 tsp ( or to taste )
Instructions
  1. Take small sized 250 grams Bitter gourd. Wash it then dry them. Cut the ends of the bitter gourd then scrap them.
  2. Slit the bitter gourd vertically, Make sure the lower end of the bitter gourd is intact.
  3. Scrap out the pulp and the seeds from it with a knife. Scrap all the bitter gourds likewise.
  4. Use ¾ tsp of salt to cover up the bitter gourd in and out. Use the rest of the salt and mix it with the scraped out pulp and seeds and keep it for 10 to 15 minutes until they perspirates , so that the bitterness goes away.
  5. After 15 minutes, dip the bitter gourd in water and wash it well. Squeeze the extra water from it . Wash all the bitter gourds likewise. Then wash the scraping and the pulp too. Strain it through a strainer. Place the pulp back into the bowl and wash them once again. Press the pulp through the strainer and drain the extra water.
  6. To prepare the masala for the stuffing , heat the pan, add to tsp oil to it. Let the oil heat up. Once heated add ½ tsp cumin seeds, ½ pinch asafoetida, ⅓ tsp turmeric powder, then add the pulp, roast all ingredients well. Also add finely chopped raw mango, 2 tsp fennel seeds powder, ¼ tsp red chili powder and ¾ tsp salt. Roast the stuffing for 1 minute.
  7. Once the stuffing is ready, take it out in a plate. To stuff the bitter gourds, open them and fill the stuffing , Press it with a spoon.
  8. To cook the Bitter gourds , heat a pan. Add 3 tbsp oil to it. Place the bitter gourds in the pan. Make sure you keep the flame low. Cover and cook the bitter gourd for 2 minutes.
  9. After 2 minutes check the bitter gourd. The bitter gourd is roasted from below, flip it so that the bitter gourd is roasted well on all sides. Cover the bitter gourd again for 2 minutes. Check the bitter gourd again.
  10. Bitter gourds are golden brown and roasted from all sides. Place them out in a plate. Luscious Stuffed Bitter Gourds are ready. Garnish them with a little green coriander. You can relish this amazing side dish with poori , paratha , chapatti or rice.

 

Soya Chunks Stuffed Karela Recipe – Soya granules Bharwan Karela recipe

Soya Chunks Stuffed Karela Recipe – Soya granules Bharwan Karela recipe

Soya chunks 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 with bitter gourds, soya granules and few Indian aromatic spices. Soya chunks stuffed karela is super delicious.

You can prepare it for lunch or dinner as a side assortment. You must have prepared stuffed karela before but this time make soya chunks stuffed karela for your family. They will devour it for sure! So, try out making soya chunks stuffed karela with these easy to follow step-by-step instructions. Enjoy!

Directions

Getting ready:

Wash the bitter gourd twice or thrice thoroughly with water. Place them on a colander until they dries out completely. After that, take a bitter gourd and remove its stalk from both the ends. Scrape out its outer layer with the help of a knife.

soya stuffed karela

Slit the bitter gourd, keeping another side attached. Scrape out its seeds and pulp. Place it on a plate. Similarly, prepare the rest of the bitter gourds. Use that scraped out part and its skin for making stuffing. After that, apply salt overall on and inside the bitter gourds and its scraped part as well.

soya stuffed karelaMaking:

After ½ an hour, pour ½ cup of water into a vessel and place it on flame. Once the water starts boiling, put the soya granules into it. Turn off the flame and cover the vessel. Let the soya granules immersed in boiled water for 10 minutes until it turns puffy.

soya stuffed karela

Meanwhile, wash the bitter gourds. For this, take a bitter gourd and dip in into water and wash it thoroughly with hand. After that, lift it and squeeze out all it water completely. Place it on a plate. Similarly, wash the rest of the bitter gourds. This way, the bitterness of the gourd will get removed to some extent.

soya stuffed karela

Now put the scraped part of the bitter gourd into the water. Wash them nicely as well. Strain it through a sieve. Squeeze out the water by pressing it with a spoon. Transfer the scraped part into a bowl.

soya stuffed karela

Soya granules have puffed up. Now strain it through the sieve as well. Press the soaked soya granules with a spoon to squeeze out the excess water from it. Soya granules are now ready.

soya stuffed karela

To make stuffing, place a pan on flame and pour 2 tsp of oil in it. When the oil gets heated, add cumin seeds, asafoetida, turmeric powder and coriander powder into it. After that, add the scraped out part of the bitter gourds into the pan. Mix it really well.

soya stuffed karela

Now add soaked soya granules into the masala. Mix it well and add fennel powder, dry mango powder, red chilly powder and ¾ tsp of salt into it. Mix all the ingredients really well. Stir fry the stuffing for about 3-4 minutes until it dries out completely and become fragrant.

soya stuffed karela

Once the stuffing becomes fragrant and dry, turn off the flame. Transfer it to a plate. Stuffing is now ready. Allow it to cool down completely.

soya stuffed karela

After the stuffing cools down completely, stuff the bitter gourds. For that, take a bitter gourd and put a spoonful of stuffing into it. Press it gently and completely fill the bitter gourd with the stuffing. Place it in the bowl. Similarly, stuff the remaining bitter gourds.

soya stuffed karela

When the bitter gourds gets stuffed completely, shallow fry them. Heat a pan and pour the remaining oil into it. When the oil gets heated, place the bitter gourds into it, keeping the slit side up. Cover and cook the gourds for 3-4 minutes on low flame. Check later.

soya stuffed karela

After 3-4 minutes, gourds haven’t turned brown from beneath. Cover and cook it again for another 3-4 minutes. After 3-4 minutes are over, take off the lid. Bitter gourds have turned golden brown from beneath. It took 6-7 minutes to cook them from beneath. Carefully flip their sides otherwise all the stuffing will come out. Again cover and cook it for 3-4 minutes.

soya stuffed karela

After a while, take off the lid. Bitter gourds have turned golden brown from all the sides. It took 20-22 minutes to cook them aptly. Keep checking at a regular interval of 2-3 minutes so that they doesn’t burn and keep flipping them to their raw side and shallow fry them until they turns golden brown from all the sides.

soya stuffed karela

Soya granules stuffed bitter gourd is now ready to serve. Turn off the flame and transfer it to a serving plate.

soya stuffed karelaServing:

Serve these nutritious and scrumptious soya granules stuffed bitter gourd steaming hot along with chapatti, parantha, poori or any meal. You can keep it in refrigerator and have it for 3-4 days. Enjoy!

Suggestions

  • You can use any cooking oil instead of mustard oil.
  • Here we have used soya granules which is easily available in market but if you can’t find it then churn the soya chunks into coarse powder and use it similarly by soaking it in hot water.
  • You can tie the bitter gourds with white thread so that the stuffing doesn’t spills out.

Soya Chunks Stuffed Karela Recipe - Soya granules Bharwan Karela recipe soya stuffed karela
Author: 
Recipe type: Miscellaneous
Cuisine: Indian
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • Bitter gourd – 250 grams (7 small sized)
  • Soya granules - ¼ cup
  • Mustard oil - ¼ cup
  • Cumin seeds - ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp
  • Red chilly powder – ¼ tsp
  • Dry mango powder - ½ tsp
  • Asafoetida – 1 pinch
  • Salt – 1.5 tsp or to taste
  • Fennel powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Instructions
  1. Scrape the bitter gourd skin and pulp. Apply salt on bitter gourd and its pulp. Wash both of them.
  2. Immerse soya granules in boiled water for 10 minutes.
  3. Heat a pan with some oil and add cumin seeds, asafoetida, turmeric powder, coriander powder, scraped out part of the bitter gourds into the pan. Mix it really well.
  4. Now add soaked soya granules, fennel powder, dry mango powder, red chilly powder and ¾ tsp of salt into it. Mix all the ingredients really well. Stuffing is now ready.
  5. Stuff the bitter gourds and shallow fry them till golden brown. Transfer it to a serving plate.
  6. Serve these nutritious and scrumptious soya granules stuffed bitter gourd steaming hot along with chapatti, parantha, poori or any meal. You can keep it in refrigerator and have it for 3-4 days. Enjoy!