Bharva Karela /Stuffed Karela

Karela is most hated vegetables by all kids but i think as we grow up and our palettes refines we tend to like it.I love my moms simple thinly sliced pavaka fry the most ,crispy and yummy with sambar or curd and rice. Once i visited a friends place and she simple sprinkled little salt ,tumeric and besan on thinly sliced karela and cooked it in very very little oil ,it tasted very good too with roti .

Karela - 4 small ones
Onion - 2 cup chopped fine
Besan - 4 tbsp
Red Chilli Pw - 1 1/2 tsp
Coriander Pw - 2 tsp
Turmeric Pw - 1/4 tsp
Lemon Juice - 1 tbsp
Jaggery/Gur - 2 tsp gratted
Salt to taste

1. Scrape karela and slit and remove seeds and pulp inside.
2. If seeds are tender chopped the pulp and seeds fine and 
add to chopped onion.
3. Wash and sprinkle karela with 1 tsp salt and keep aside for 30 minutes.
4. Blanch the karela and keep aside.
5. For filling : Heat 2 tsp oil and onion mixture and saute till light golden.
6. Add besan cook till the raw smell is gone.
7. Add all the masalas,salt and cook for a minute and stop the flame.
8. Add gur and lemon juice and mix well and check seasoning .
9. Fill the karela with the mixture and tie with butcher twine tightly.
10. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan and set heat to medium low flame .
11. Drop the karela to the pland cover and cook till all sides are golden.
12. Serve hot with a wedge of lemon, a pinch of salt and roti.

I'm sending this to Sunita's Think Spice event hosted by Priya : Coriander Seeds


  1. Stumbled into your blog just now.
    u have a cute space filled with yummy recipes...
    Stuffed karela looks awesome & Innovative recipe..Perfect for event..See u often..:)

  2. how to mix karela juice