Stuffed karela

Some of you wanted the recipe of the dish I posted a few days back. So here you go…πŸ˜‹

Serves: 3-4

Preparation time: 40 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes


  • 250 gms bitter gourd or bitter melon
  • 100 gms chopped onion
  • 7-8 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1 inch ginger(chopped)
  • 1/2 tsp fennel
  • 1/2 tsp kalonji or black seed
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 2 tbsp dry mango powder or amchoor
  • One sprig chopped cilantro
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • Salt as per taste


  1. Scrape the outer surface of karela. Make a slit and scoop out the inner portion of gourd and chopped it. Collect the scraped material and inner pulp, seeds and apply some salt over it and keep aside for atleast 1/2 an hour. Then squeeze it to remove the bitterness of gourd.

  • Saute onion in a separate pan with 1 tbsp oil.
  • Then add ginger, garlic, fennel, kalongi and coriander pwd, turmeric pwd chilly powder and the pulp and saute well. Cover the lid of the pan and cook for 5-7 min on low flame
  • Add dried mango pwd, salt and cilantro and mix well. Then turn off the stove.
  • When mixture cools, divide into equal portions and fill it inside the cavity of the gourd.

  • Take a non-stick pot and heat the rest the oil. Place all the stuffed karelas into the pot. Cover the pot with the lid.
  • Once the karela is done on one side flip it and cook it on low flame till it done.
  • Serve it with roti or your choice of bread with salad. Enjoy😊

Nosh farmaiye…

22 Comments Add yours

  1. Looks delicious, reads delicious and so should it taste! I’ll surely try it out!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. azratarannum says:

      Thank you!! Do share how it turns out! 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Sunny says:

    Mouth watering πŸ˜‹

    Liked by 1 person

  3. neelstoria says:

    There it is! Thank you. Being the lazy Cook that I am don’t know when I will try it, but will keep this in mind for sure.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. mistimaan says:

    Lovely recipe

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Fariha says:

    Hmm…it looks so delicious.
    I’m definitely trying it soon πŸ˜„

    Liked by 1 person

    1. azratarannum says:

      Sure, do tell how it turns out!😊


  6. they say that one dosent develop the taste of bitter gourd till in late twenties. this is probably the best way to serve bitter gourd. good one !

    Liked by 1 person

    1. azratarannum says:

      Thanks for your kind words!πŸ’

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Oh my gosh this looks so delicious.😍😍😍

    Liked by 1 person

    1. azratarannum says:

      Thank you for your support and appreciation!πŸ’

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Wow!! Picture’s looks so delicious, completely mouthwatering.
    I’m definitely going to try this recipe and will let you know how it turns out.

    Thanks so muchπŸ˜€

    Liked by 1 person

    1. azratarannum says:

      Thanks a lot!😊

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Thank you. I’m real hungry now because of the stimuli from your blog. Thank you.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. azratarannum says:

      Thank you so much for such a beautiful compliment!πŸ’

      Liked by 1 person

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