Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Stuffed Bitter Gourd/ Stuffed Karela

Hi Friends I am back with another recipe. I guess many of us don’t want to draw close to this vegetable. But  there is nothing wrong in giving a try. As they say “Life at best is bittersweet.” In the same way this recipe is a little bitter yet pleasing to the senses.

By the way Bitter gourd has found to have great medicinal value especially for diabetes and it’s an effective blood purifier.

Bitter Gourd -3 Medium Sized
Tomato -1 Big Finely Chopped
Onion – 1 Big Finely Chopped
Garlic  Cloves -  Two Finely Chopped
Cumin- ½ tea spoon
Coriander Powder – 1 Teaspoon
Red Chilli Powder – 1 Teaspoon
Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder – 1 Teaspoon
Sugar – 2 Tea Spoon ( Optional)
Turmeric – A pinch
Oil – 2 Tablespoon
Salt – According to taste
1.      Slit the Karelas lengthwise and remove the seeds out of it.
2.      Rub the skin and the inside of the Karela with salt. Set aside for an hour. Later drain out the salted water by squeezing it.


For Stuffing

1.      Heat oil in a pan add cumin seeds when the oil gets hot and allow the cumin seeds to flutter.
2.      Add finely chopped garlic and onion.
3.      Add tomatoes when the Onion gets soft.
4.      Add Turmeric, Coriander, Sugar and redchilly powder to the masala.
5.      Add salt and keep it aside.

6.      Fill the stuffing inside karela.
7.      Heat the pan and put some oil and put the stuffed karelas on the pan.

8.      Roast them for some time and add water to it.
9.      Close the lid and allow them cook for some time till the water gets dried. Cook karela on both the sides.
   10.    Stuffed Karela is ready to eat


  1. Hi. I am not a big bittergourd fan but my husband surely is. The stuffed one looks nice.
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  2. Stuffing in bittergourd is quiet an interesting one,looks good and seems quiet nice to have as well..

  3. I am not a big bitter gourd fan...but my mom is. Will pass on this recipe to her:) lovely clicks!

  4. I love stuffed bitter gourds.Looks lovely .New to your blog .Do drop by

  5. My hubby and son are bittergourd fans..this sounds very interesting ,with the stuffing...nice recipe !

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  7. Stuffed bitterourd is new to me.Nice idea!!!

  8. Love the karela sabji...i make stuffed one but never made with onion..must try next time..looks tempting..;))


  9. Stuffing bittergourd!!! very new idea for me...looks appealing...

  10. Though i m not a big fan of karela, loved the stuffing!

  11. posting my karela dish in a few days

  12. The stuffed karelas are looking wickedly delicious and very tempting nice pics!!! My first viist here, shall come back for more!!!

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  14. i m one of them, never tasted this in my whole life but i do prepare it at home as my hubby loves to have it, will try your version

  15. I am first time here ..First of all I loved ur title, and ur wonderful recipes... karela is one of my fav veggie and with stuffing wow looks so tempting. Just peep in my blog when you find time.

  16. This dish is quite new to me yet looks delicious and nice presentation too.

  17. hi roopika...this is my first visit to ur blog...u hv a lovely blog with awesome recipes...this stuffed karela luks tempting, i love karela n this stuffed one vl be yummm...nice recipe, loved the eggplaint n potato vegge also...Hey i am following u so that i can track all ur future recipes and visit them n comment.