Monday, July 25, 2011

Stuffed Bitter Gourd


ow a days I'm making the stuffed recipes more frequent. You know the's LGSS. So this time I made Karela or Bitter gourd/melon and stuffed it with potato and coconut.  This can be served with chapati or rice.

Bitter Gourd - 4
Onion - 1 medium, finely chopped
Boiled and mashed Potato - 2 medium
Coconut powder - 3 tbsp (optional)
Tomato - 1, finely chopped
Green chili - 1, finely chopped
Fenugreek seeds - 1/2 tsp
Hing - a pinch
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder - 3/4 tsp
Fennel powder - 3/4 tsp
Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Tamarind pulp - 2tbsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp

Wash and peel the bitter gourds. Marinate them in salt for few hours. I usually marinate them overnight but this time for some reason I left them for 24 hrs and they were not bitter at all. It may be the marination for more hours or the variety of bitter gourd wont  be so bitter.
In a nonstick pan  add 1 tsp oil. When the oil is hot add fenugreek seeds and hing. Saute onion til golden brown. Add coconut powder and roast for 2 mins. Add all the masalas and fry them. Now add chopped tomato and fry them til tender. Add mashed potatoes and mix well. Add tamarind pulp and let it cook for 2-3 mins. This yummy stuffing is ready.
Wash the bitter gourds again to remove the extra salt. Fill the stuffing into the bitter  gourds. Heat remaining 1 tsp oil in a nonstick pan. Place the bitter gourds in the pan. Cover and cook them on medium heat.

Rotate the side of the bitter gourds after every few minutes so that they are roasted from every side.
Enjoy the stuffed bitter gourds.

Note - Everyone likes different spice level so please adjust the spices according to your taste.
Linking it to 

Hearth and Soul Hop at Zesty South Indian Kitchen


  1. My absolute fav ~ love it with just some plain hot rice :)
    US Masala

  2. Looks spicy & delicous..Thanks for visiting my blog.Happy to follow u too.

  3. This is my hubby's fav dish though I never made it!!! Flicking this recipe now :)
    Thanks for sharing

  4. its my fav...looks soo spicy and tasty...:)

  5. What a delightfully wonderful recipe...gorgeous!

  6. this week I got bit bittergourd to try stuffed recipe....will surely try now

  7. flavourful delicious way to have this vegetable

  8. This healthy vegetable in a delicious recipe!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  9. Such a flavourful bittergourd! Loved the preparation :)

  10. Love this one ...we do in a very different way

  11. My husband's favourite!! Was looking for a good recipe....shall try out pretty soon! Thanks!!

  12. That looks great..I love bitter gourd, this is a must try recipe:-)

  13. Spicy and favorite..

  14. This stuffed bitter gourd looks delicious. thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul hop .

  15. The stuffing sounds delicious..nvr tried stuffing with coconut!!

  16. Woww.. thsi looks so grand and tasty :D

  17. very tasty and yummy ...

  18. This is something very interesting. Stuffing into Bittergourd - and that too coconut. It would surely taste good :)

  19. This sounds so spicy and delicious! I'm not familiar with bitter gourd, but I am going to see if I can find some! Thank you for sharing this post with the Hearth and Soul blog hop.



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