Sunday, March 03, 2013

Stuffed Karela/Bitter-gourd

1 large bitter gourd
a handful corriander leaves
3 green chilies
4 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon dry mango powder/amchur
4 tablespoon oil
salt to taste
  • Wash the bitter gourd and pat dry. Make a slit lengthwise and remove the pith and seeds.
  • Soak this bitter gourd in salt water for half an hour and then squeeze dry.
  • Grind the coriander leaves, green chilies, garlic and coriander powder.
  • Mix turmeric powder, salt and mango powder to the grounded masala.
  • Fill this mixture into the bitter gourd. Leave to marinate for an hour.
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan. Place the stuffed bitter gourd in the hot oil and cook covered for 15 to 20 minutes on low heat turning around in between.
  • Once cooked open and cook for 5 - 6 minutes more until browned on all sides.

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