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Ingredients for Bharva Karela:

  • Karela (Bitter Gourd) - 1/2 Kg
  • Mustard Oil 4 tablespoon
  • Onions - 2 Finely chopped
  • Garlic Cloves - 3 Finely chopped
  • Fresh Ginger - Finely chopped
  • Green chillies - 2 Finely chopped
  • Fennel Seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Amchoor powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Thread to wrap karela
  • Salt to taste

Method for Bharva Karela:

  • Scrape the superficial skin with a knife and Cut a slit vertically in to the belly of the Karela.
  • Rub the skin and the insides of the Karela with salt. Set aside for 2-3 hrs so that the bitter water will come out due to salting, Squeeze out the water .
  • Heat oil in a heavy pan heat, add crushed funnel seeds, onions and salt. Saute till onions are clear.
  • Add garlic, ginger and green chillies, stir well.
  • Add Cumin, Coriander, Turmeric powder and Amchoor. Stir well. Add little  water fry for another two minutes. Turn off heat.
  • Fill the belly of the Karela with stuffing. Wrap Karela with thread so that the stuffing does not fall out.
  • In a heavy bottom pan, put cooking oil, water and stuffed Karela.
  • Turn on heat. As soon as the steam starts to build, cover the pan with the lid, and turn the heat to medium low and cook about 4 minutes.
  • Turn over the Karela, cover and cook another 10 minutes. 
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