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Stuffed Karela is a tasty recipe, in which karela is stuffed with a mixture made of many ingredients. Learn how to make/prepare Stuffed Karela by following this easy recipe.

Stuffed Karela Recipe
5.5 / 10 ( 2 votes)
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• 4 Medium karela
• 1 Medium onion
• 1 Garlic clove
• 2 tbsp Besan
• 1/2 tbsp Coriander powder
• 1/2 Inch fresh ginger
• 1/2 tbsp Cumin powder
• 1 tbsp Mustard powder
• 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
• 1 tsp Turmeric powder
• 1 tsp Red chili powder
• 3 tbsp Tamarind paste
• 1/2 Cup water
• Salt to taste
• Oil for frying
How to make Stuffed Karela:
Scrap the karelas a little.
Peel the ginger, onions and garlic.
Make a cut on karela on one side from start to end.
Boil karelas, onion, ginger, garlic with a pinch of salt and water in a pressure cooker.
Cook it till one whistle.
If boiling in a pan, then take more water and cook till the karelas are tender enough and drain the excess water from it.

For Stuffing:
Grind the boiled ginger, onion, and garlic.
Take a pan and heat 3 tbsp oil in it and place mustard seed to splutter.
Now combine the ground paste, chili powder, mustard powder, tamarind paste, salt and half of the turmeric powder, coriander powder, and cumin powder with it.
Cook it for some minutes until the paste starts to leave oil in the pan.
Combine besan, rest of the turmeric powder and a pinch of salt in a bowl to make a thick paste.
Now open the slits of karela and fill the stuffing.
Take a pan and heat oil in it.
Dip the stuffed karela one by one in the besan paste and fry it in the hot oil till golden brown.
Drain the excess oil in the paper towel and serve.

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  Recipe Reviews
stuffed karela recipe was really good and tasted delicious ...this recipe helped me so that my husband starts eating karelas its reallty yummm.
Submitted by: nupur mehrotra
posted : 29-Jul-2008 08:00 AM

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