Stuffed Karela

• Stuffed karela •
(Serves 4)
Ingredients:

500 grams karela/bitter gourd
2 tablespoons oil
¾ tablespoon basen/channa atta
3 teaspoons jeera-dhania powder
2 teaspoons chilli powder
¼ teaspoon turmeric/haldi powder
1 tablespoon jaggery/gur
Salt to taste
½ tablespoon garam masala
3 tablespoons crushed groundnuts/moongphalee
Oil, rai and hing for tadka
Coriander leaves/kuthmir for garnish

Preparation:

Peel karelas and cut into half and split.
Pressure cook with little water for one whistle.

Heat oil and sauté basen till golden brown. Cool. Mix with jeera-dhania, chilli & haldi powders, gur, salt, garam masala and moongphalee.

Stuff the mixture in the karelas.

Prepare tadka. Add stuffed karelas. Cook till done.

Garnish with chopped kuthmir.


Serve with roti/chappati.