Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Stuffed bitter gourd with onion (Bharela karela)

First time when I post stuffed bitter gourd recipe then my all blog friend say we add onion in this recipe so I try stuffed bitter gourd recipe with onion and it taste better…..…Thanks for every body. I like your suggestion….so it’s my pleasure if you give any more suggestion….Thanks a lot!!!!!.

200gm bitter gourd (Karela),
100gm finely chopped onion.

Ingredients for stuffing:
1\2-cup Bengal gram flour,
2-tbsp coriander cumin powder,
2-tbsp jagger,
1-tbsp red chilli powder,
1-tbsp turmeric powder,
Salt to taste.

For tempering:
3-tbsp oil,
1-tbsp mustard seeds,
1-tbsp cumin seeds,
1\2-tbsp asafoetida (hing),
Coriander leaves for garnish.

Step 1 Peel the bitter gourd, make a long cut in middle of each one and remove the seeds.
Step 2: Wash and cook in pressure cooker. After that mix all ingredients for stuffing and stuff this in middle of bitter gourd and cut into pieces.

Step 3: Cut long thin onion. Heat the oil in pan and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, hing and cut onion in it.Step 4: Cook until onion is transparent.

Step 5: Then add stuffed bitter gourd pieces in it. Mix gently with onion.

Step 6: Then add reaming stuffed masala over it and cook for one minute and turn off the falme.

Step 7: Garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve hot with Roti, rice and dal.:)

Sending the Bitter Gourd with lentils to Pooja from My Creative Ideas for her VOW: Bitter Gourd


Suganya said...

You are on a blogging spree Kajal.. Love all yr recipes :)

Vcuisine said...

They are perfect with rotis kajal. Love the presentation. Viji

Roopa said...

yummy anaother recipe with bittergourd. Loved all the recipes awesome presentation dear!

aruna said...

Hi Kaajal, I love the way your present the recipes step by step.
Makes it very easy for beginners.

bee said...

your whole thali looks so great, kajal.

Kajal said...

Hi Suganya,
Thanks for pretty words....Great day to see your comment.:)

Kajal said...

Hi Viji,
What I say to you my dear you give me bunch of comment......Thanks my dear.......Good Day.:)

Kajal said...

Hi Roopa,
Yes, you wait and watch......another two recipes with bitter gourd is ready for you.......just kidding.......Thanks a lot!!!

Kajal said...

Thanks Aruna......Like your nice comment for my work.......I always think at down to earth so I make every thing in life also in simple and do like everybody understand.....by the way I teach the students......so I think like that......:)

Kajal said...

Hi Bee,

This thali is for you.......come for lunch any time.....You are thoughtfully invited.....Thanks for nice reply.:)

Prema Sundar said...

Have never made this ... clear pics shows how to do it and looks good. thanks for sharing.

bhaskari said...

kaajal mam, i tried your recipe but the gourd pieces opened and all the stuffing came out in the final step and my dish was more of a gravy dish. can u tell me how u managed to keep the shape and filling of gourd pieces intact?

Kajal said...

First of all thanks to visit my blog. When you add the stuff gourd in onion be care don’t much stirring otherwise it open but as bitter gourd is boiled then it is already cook so just add in to cook onion and then mix stuff gourd with onion by soft hand only.

Have a great day dear.

Himani said...


Ritu here...

karela kadwa nai laage??? jo aawu karish to?? Hu pehli waar banawani chu etle puchu chu....

Himani said...

Hi Kajal...

m really great fan of ur dishes...
Thank u so much for showing us step by step recipes....
I am a student and I have learned everything from ur steps only...

Kajal said...

Hello Ritu,

Ritu karela kadva nahi lage....

try and test it dear.:)

Thanks for your comment.