Thursday, July 25, 2013

Bharwa Karela or Poor Bhora Ucche or Stuffed Bitter Gourd

Among all vegetables I really dislike Bitter gourd because of the bitterness and I find there is no taste also. But bitter gourd is really good for our health so for this reason some time I cook bitter gourd but try to cook some different way every time. This time tried some BHARWA KARELA  or STUFFED BITTER GOURD. 

My husband also doesn't like bitter gourd so for him also I tried this one for the very first time. And with the stuffed stuffs the bitterness of this is also not felt that much. So people like me who don’t like bitter gourd this recipe can be ideal for them.

Preparation time: 10 mint.
Cooking time: 20 mint.

1.Two medium size bitter gourd or Kerela or Ucche.
2.One medium chopped onion.
3.One tea spoon poppy seeds.
4.Half tea spoon mustard seeds.
5.One tea spoon shredded coconut.
6.Pinch of kalonji.
7.Turmeric powder: Cumin Powder: Aamchur Powder:half tea spoon of each item.
8.One or two chopped green chilies.
9.Salt and sugar as per taste.
10.Mustard oil for cooking.

Wash and scrap the bitter gourds. First cut the edges of the bitter gourds, and then cut the bitter gourds form the middle. Now slit the karelas. Now with the help of a spoon take out all the seeds from the insides.

Now rub some salt into the bitter gourds (inside and outside both) and keep it like that for 20 mints.

After 20 mints wash them nicely to excess salt and bitter ness and boiled them in salted water till the karela pieces 90% cooked.

Now add some oil in a vessel and allow it to hot now add the kalonji and after the smell come out add the chopped onions and fry for some time.

Now add all the spices powder and fry for some time.

Now make a smooth paste with poppy seeds, mustard seeds and shredded coconut with some water. And add the mixture into the vessel with some salt and sugar and cook till the mixture dry.

Allow it to cool now with a help of  a spoon stuff the mixture into the bitter gourds.

Now add some oil in a frying pan and fry the stuffed bitter gourds slowly (all the sides except the side you stuff the mixture.

Serve hot with plain rice and dal.

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