Stuffed Karelas Or Bitter Gourd Recipe


MethodMain Ingredient


 Karela8 Small
 Peanuts100 Gram
 Tamarind25 Gram
 Green chillies6
 Cinnamon piece1 Small (tiny)
 Black peppercorns8
 Chilli powder1 Teaspoon
 Turmeric powder1 Teaspoon
 Raisins2 Tablespoon
 Sugar1 Teaspoon
 Salt To Taste
 Oil1 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1136 Calories from Fat 576

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 68 g104.7%

Saturated Fat 9.2 g45.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 537.8 mg22.4%

Total Carbohydrates 118 g39.4%

Dietary Fiber 48.8 g195.1%

Sugars 44.7 g

Protein 42 g83.6%

Vitamin A 156.3% Vitamin C 1922.6%

Calcium 39.9% Iron 81.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Wash the karelas. Slit on side and remove the seeds and soft fluff inside. Place in a dekchi half filled with salted water and allow to boil for five minutes. Drain the water and squeeze out the bitter juice by lightly squeezing each karela between your palms.
Grind together the tamarind and all the other items till soft. Mix the raisins and sugar in the masala, add salt and stuff the karelas with the mixture and tie them with a thin white thread.
Place 1 cup oil in a karahi and heat. When smoking, lower the flame and place the stuffed karelas in the karahi and fry till cooked.
Remove the strings and serve with rotis and a lentil dish.