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Stuffed Karela

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Ingredients
  Bitter gourd 250 Gram (small, soft karela)
  Onions 3 , minced
  Tomatoes 2 , chopped
  Besan 1 Teaspoon
  Green chillies 6 , chopped
  Amchoor powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Turmeric powder 2 Teaspoon
  Coriander powder 2 Teaspoon
  Garam masala 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ghee 3 Tablespoon
  Oil 3 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
Directions

GETTING READY
1 Scrape the bitter gourd (karela) well.
2 Rub nicely with salt and allow to dry in the shade.

MAKING
3 Rinse well with cold water.
4 Gently squeeze out all the water.
5 Using a sharp knife, cut a slit on one side.
6 In a pan, heat the ghee.
7 Add in onions, tomatoes, green chillies, amchoor and fry till brown.
8 Add in the coriander, turmeric powders, garam masala and salt.
9 Simmer for a minute and remove from the heat.
10 Allow to cool.
11 In a bowl, prepare a thick paste by mixing gram flour with water.
12 Stuff the bitter gourds with the prepared masala and carefully seal the slit with the gram flour paste.
13 In a heavy saucepan, heat the oil .
14 Gradually add in the karelas and shallow fry till tender.

SERVING
15 Serve hot, with chapatis.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Side Dish
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Bitter Gourd
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
70 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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