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Bharwa Karela

Bharwa Karela

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 15

Cook Time : 15

Total Time : 30


Serves 3

  • Bitter gourd 500 grams Onion3, large /300 g Green chillies 6-7 Turmeric powder ½ teaspoon Red chili powder 1 teaspoon Mango powder/amchur 1 tablespoon Coriander powder 1 tablespoon garam masala 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp Salt acc to taste Mustard Oilfor frying


  • 01

    Peel the bitter gourd, slit each bitter gourd lengthwise and scoop out the insides carefully creating a hollow in the centre. Apply a little salt to the inside and outside of the bitter gourd and keep aside for 10 minutes. Wash the bitter gourd and pat it dry using a kitchen towel. Keep aside.

  • 02

    Heat the mustard oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the cumin seeds . When the seeds crackle, add the onion paste and sauté on a medium flame for 3 minutes.

  • 03

    Add the ginger, green chilli paste, turmeric powder, dried mango powder, garam masala, salt and coriander, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.

  • 04

    Fill a portion of the prepared mixture into each slit bitter gourd and tie with a thread all over.

  • 05

    Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the tied bitter gourd two at a time and cook on a medium flame till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper. cut or remove the thread nd serve..



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