Stuffed Karela

(Serves 4)

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


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.