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Bharlela-Karela

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My son is not very fond of bitter gourd. I tried Bharlela-Karela recipe for him and it worked wonders for him and me.If you prepare it the way I have mentioned below, this dish will not taste very bitter for sure!
Ingredients
  Karela 1⁄4 Kilogram (bitter gourd)
  Besan 2 Tablespoon (chana dal flour)
  Grated coconut 1⁄2 Small, (wet)
  Red chili powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Groundnut 2 Tablespoon
  Cumin seed 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Coriander seed 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Lime juice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Coriander leaves 1 Teaspoon, (chopped)
  Salt To Taste
For seasoning
  Asafoetida 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Mustard seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1.Cut karela horizontally into three pieces by removing seeds.
2.Apply salt to the above pieces and marinate for 10 minutes, this will reduce the bitter taste.
MAKING
3.Mix besan,grated coconut, red chilli powder, powdered groundnut,cumin seed powder, coriander seed powder,lime juice, sugar and salt with water to make a thick paste.
4.Stuff the karelas with the paste (keep some paste aside for gravy).
5.Heat oil add mustard seeds and asafoetida. Gently place the stuffed karela pieces over it. Cook for 15-20 minutes.
6. Add the paste kept aside for the gravy.
7. Garnish with coriander leaves.

SERVING
8.Serve it hot with roti.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Maharashtrian
Course: 
Side Dish
Taste: 
Bitter
Dish: 
Stuffing
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Karela
Interest: 
Easy, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
6
Subtitle: 
Stuffed Bitter Gourd

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