Scrumptious and Crunchy Stuffed Bitter Gourd
Bitter Guard is one vegetable that many hesitate to eat because of its bitterness. However this Stuffed Bitter Gourd recipe is a wonderful dish that can be enjoyed by everyone at home. So lets get started and check out the recipe. For this recipe it is good to use medium size Bitter Gourd
Stuffed Bitter Gourd Ingredients
- Bitter Gourd (Karela) – 1/2 Kg
To Make Masala Powder
- Coriander Seeds – 1 Tbsp
- Cumin Seeds – 1 Tbsp
- Fennel Seeds – 1 Tsp
- Kalonji Seeds – 1/2 Tsp
- Fenugreek – 1/4 Tsp
- Amchur Powder – 1 Tbsp
- Chili Powder – 2 Tsp
- Turmeric Powder – 1/2 Tsp
- Asafoetida Powder – 1/2 Tsp
To Make Filling
- Mustard Oil – 1 Tbsp
- Onion – 2 Nos Finely Chopped
- Ginger Garlic Paste – 1/2 Tsp
- Ground Masala Powder – 3 Tbsp
- Salt – 1/2 Tsp
- Sugar – 1 Tsp
- Initially cut the top and end of the bitter gourd, and put a slit in the center and remove all the seeds. Rub the bitter gourd with some salt. Rubbing salt to the bitter gourd will reduce some sort of bitterness in it.
- Here we are not going to scrap out the exterior skin. If you want to scrap it is optional, depends on your desire. Do it for all the bitter gourd. Keep it aside for about 20 minutes.
- Side wise let us make the masala powder. Except the spice powder, take a pan and dry roast all the remaining ingredients for the masala powder (Given above). Once roasted cool them to room temperature.
- Transfer the roasted ingredients to the mixer jar. Along with that add Amchur, Chili, Turmeric and Asafoetida and grind it to a fine powder.
- Now we are going to prepare the filling for our recipe, take a wide pan pour in some mustard oil, onion and ginger garlic paste and saute well.
- Finally add the masala powder, and saute everything. Adjust the masala powder according to the filling.
- Add half teaspoon of salt and one teaspoon of sugar in order to balance the flavors. Saute and turn off the stove
- After 20 minutes, rinse the salted bitter gourd.
- Take a little bit if the filling, and tie it with a string. This is just to keep it together while frying so that it does not open up.
- Take a pan with some oil fry the bitter gourds until the color of it changes to brown.
- Finally, sprinkle some of the ground masala powder on top of it and turn off the stove. Serve this appetizer hot with roti or rice.