Friday, 12 October 2012

Bharwa Karela (Bitter Gourd)

Bharwa  Karela (Bitter Gourd)


Karela(Bitter gourd 200 gms

Besan (Gram flour) 3 tbs

Garlic paste 1 tbs

Coriander powder 3 tbls

Red chili powder 1 tbls

Turmeric ½ tbs

Garam masala powder ½ tbs

Gud (jaggery) 2 tbs

Till (sesame seeds) ½ tbs

Oil 3 tbs

Lemon juice 1 tbs

Salt to test


Peeled and lightly scrap karela (bitter gourds)and make 2 pices of each karela. Apply salt inside and outside of karela ( bitter gourds) to remove bitterness, keep aside for 1/2 hour minimum, then wash well with water and squeeze properly.

Boil the karela (bitter gourds) in pressure cooker for 5 minutes,


Heat the pan and add 3 tbs Besan, roast it well without oil till nice aroma is released. Then add 3 table spoon Coriander powder, 1 table spoon Red chili powder, 1/2 table spoon Turmeric powder, 1/2 table spoon garam masala powder, 2 table spoon Gud ,1/2 table spoon Till, 1 table spoon Lemon juice and salt to test and mix well. Then stuff the masala in karela , keep 2 table spoon masala aside.

Heat 3 table spoon oil in nonstick pan, add 1 table spoon Garlic paste then add stuffed karela into it and cook it for 2 minutes, sprinkle 2 table spoon masala on karela and than sprinkle 1 table spoon water on it , cook on slow flame for 4 minutes. Delicious Bharwa Karela is ready to eat.