Bharwa Karela recipe भरवां करेला दादीमा की रेसिपी Kaadha bonus recipe

This recipe made me fall in love with Karela, guarantee it will for you too :)

35-45 minutes
2-4
Indian
Bharwa Karela recipe भरवां करेला दादीमा की रेसिपी Kaadha bonus recipe Recipe - Ranveer Brar

Ingredients

For Kaadha

½ cup Bitter gourd skin, करेला के छिल्के

2-3 cups Water, पानी

¼ cup Jaggery, गुड़

1 inch Ginger (peeled & broken into half) अदरक

1 tsp Fennel seeds, सौंफ

½ tsp Carom seeds, अजवायन

Salt to taste, नमक स्वादअनुसार

1 tsp Ghee, घी

1 tsp Lemon juice, नींबू का रस

 

For Soaking

Salt to taste, नमक स्वादअनुसार

1 tsp Turmeric powder, हल्दी पाउडर

Water as required, पानी

10-12 no.Bitter gourd (peeled & cored) करेला

Bitter gourd skin, करेला के छिल्के

 

For Sauteing Karela

¼ cup Mustard oil, सरसों का तेल

10-12 no. Soaked Bitter gourd, भीगे हुए करेला
2-3 tbsp Water, पानी

 

For Masala Stuffing

¼ cup Ghee, घी

1 ½ inch Ginger (peeled & chopped) अदरक

10-12 no. Onions, chopped, प्याज

¼ cup Bitter gourd skin (soaked & chopped) करेला के छिल्के

Prepared Besan Mixture, तयार किया हुआ बेसन का मिश्रण

Salt to taste, नमक स्वादअनुसार

1 ½ tsp dry Mango powder, आमचूर पाउडर

 

For Besan Mixture

¼ cup Ghee, घी

1 tbsp Fennel seeds, सौंफ

2 heaped tbsp Gram flour, बेसन

1 tbsp Raisins, chopped, किशमिश

½ tsp Turmeric powder, हल्दी पाउडर

1 tsp Degi red chili powder, देगी लाल मिर्च पाउडर

1 tsp Coriander powder, धनिया पाउडर

 

For Curd Mixture

1 tsp Degi red chili powder, देगी लाल मिर्च पाउडर

1 tsp Turmeric powder, हल्दी पाउडर

1 ½ tsp Coriander powder, धनिया पाउडर

A pinch of asafoetida, हींग

1 cup Curd, beaten, दही

 

For Bharwa Karela

¼ cup Mustard oil, सरसों का तेल

Prepared Curd Mixture, तयार किया हुआ दही का मिश्रण

Stuffed Karela, भरवा करेला

Salt to taste, नमक स्वादअनुसार

 

For Garnish

Tomato, wedges, टमाटर

Coriander sprig, धनिया पत्ता

Process

For Kaadha

  • In a saucepan, add bitter gourd skin, water, jaggery, ginger, fennel seeds, carom seeds, salt to taste, ghee and stir it well. Boil for 10-12 minutes at low flame.
  • Pour it in a serving cup, add lemon juice and mix it well.
  • Serve hot.

 

For Soaking

  • In a bowl, add salt to taste, turmeric powder, water and mix well.
  • Add bitter gourd, bitter gourd skin and soak it for a while.

 

For Sauteing Karela

  • In a handi or kadai, add mustard oil, once it’s hot, add soaked bitter gourd and saute it for a minute.
  • Add water and cover it with the lid and cook it for 7-8 minutes or until half cooked on medium flame.
  • Transfer it to a tray or plate and keep it aside for further use.

 

For Masala Mixture

  • In a handi or kadai, add ghee, once it’s hot, add ginger, onions and cook it until translucent.
  • Add bitter gourd skin and cook it for 4-5 minutes or until golden in color.
  • Add prepared besan mixture and saute it well.
  • Add salt to taste, dry mango powder and give it a good mix.
  • Transfer it to a tray or plate and keep it aside to cool at temperature.
  • Take sauteed karelas and stuffed with prepared masala mixture.
  • Seal the edges with thread and keep it aside for further use.

 

For Besan Mixture

  • In a pan, add ghee, once it’s hot, add fennel seeds and let it splutter.
  • Add gram flour, raisins and cook for a minute.
  • Add turmeric powder, degi red chili powder, coriander powder and mix it well.
  • Keep it aside for further use.

 

For Curd Mixture

  • In a bowl, add degi red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, a pinch of asafoetida, curd and mix it well.
  • Keep it aside for further use.

 

For Bharwan Karela

  • In a kadai, heat mustard oil, add prepared curd mixture and cook it for 2-3 minutes.
  • Place stuffed karela, add salt to taste, cover it with the lid and cook it for 10-12 minutes on low flame.
  • Transfer it to a serving dish, garnish it with tomato wedges and coriander sprig.
  • Serve hot with roti.

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