Bharwa Karela....Stuff Biter Melon

Bharwa Karela (Biter melon) is a unique spicy and tasty
Side dish. This is one vegetable not liked by many because of it bitterness, but it is widely used in Indian cooking throughout India. And our beauty of kitchen vegetable cooking is that even the karela turns delicious.
Karele Ka Bharwa

Preparation time- 10 min.
Cooking Time- 20 min.


 5-6 karela
1 tbspn saunf
1 tbspn jeera

1 tbspn ajwain
1 tbspn methi dana
1 tespn lal mirch powder
1 tbspn dry mango powder
½ teaspn haldi powder
3 tbspn oil for frying
Salt to taste


 First take karela  peel out  properly and wash.

Make a lengthwise slit halfway through the karela from top to bottom.   

Now take a pan and roast all dry masalas, except red chilli powder, amchoor and haldi.

After roasting masalas make a coarse powder in mixer grinder.

Now add in haldi, lal mirchi, amchoor powder and salt to tast. Now add 1 spoon oil for mixing masala, mix all masalas properly.    

Now stuff the masala in all karelas and keep aside.

After stuffing the karelas put them in microwave container and cook them in microwave for 8-10 minuts or until they become soft.

Take a pan heat 2 spoon oil and shallow fry  the stuff karelas of  both sides till golden brown.

Now your Bharwa karela is ready to serve.
Karele ka Bharwa

Serve with hot paratha, chapatti or with dal-cawal, I serve always with dal-chawal