Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Bharwa Dhage wala Karela - Stuffed Bitter Gourd

Its been a while since i had this so today while deciding what to prepare for dinner i had to choose between stuffed chili or bittergourd ,i chose bittergourd and asked my mother on skype about the masala and everything including the oil,she told it has to be mustard oil for stuffed vegetbales /bharwa/kalonji.

Recipe name - Bharwa Karela/dhage wala karela/stuffed bitter gourd
recipe source my mother
preparation time half our 
cooking time 45 mins
bitter gourd washed eight
for the filling 
onion two chopped finely
garlic crushed three clove
green chili one chopped
asafoetida pinch
cumin seeds half tsp
salt as per taste
red chili powder half tsp
turmeric powder one fourth tsp
amchur powder half stp
mustard oil one tbsp
for the kalonji masala
cumin seeds one tsp
fennel seeds one
nigella seed one tsp
carom seed half stp
fenugreek seek one fourth tsp
dry roasted coriander powder one tsp
- in a pan dry roast coriander powder for a minute ,keep aside.
- in the same pan dry roast seeds for the kalonji masala for two to three minutes
   let it cool and run through the blender ,keep the powder aside
- peel bittergourd and make a slit in the centre ,scoop out the seeds and keep aside .

for the filling 
Heat one tsp mustard oil in non stick pan ,once oil is hot lower the flame
add cumin seeds and asafoetida followed by chopped onion
keep stirring for  two to three minutes add chopped garlic and green chili
fry for a minute and add salt,red chili powder and turmeric powder.
after 10 to 15 minutes when onion is caramalised and oil is seen along the sides
add the scooped out bittergourd seeds followed by
 dry roasted coriander powder,amchur powder and kalonji masala powder
mix everything together and fry for two minutes and remove from flame .

for stuffed bittergourd
once the fried onion mixture has cooled down ,fill the mixture in the scooped out bitter gourd
tie each bittergourd with a thread and keep aside .

heat two tsp oil in the same pan and cook the stuffed bittergourd
cover and cook for 10 minutes ,after 10 minutes check for tenderess
and cover and cook  for 10 to 15 minutes till its done.

Serve warm with a bowl of dal and plain rice,this one is somfort food for me,,,;-)

thats all friends,take care and happy blogging.