Masala Bharwan Karela


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Masala Bharwan Karela is a Punjabi delicacy that will make even kids fall in love with karela. Here, the karela is first cleaned, slit, coated with salt and allowed to marinate, to eliminate some of the bitterness and to tenderise the vegetable. It is then stuffed with a mouth-watering masala that has rich spicy notes accompanied by the tang of tomatoes and the zing of ginger and onions.


It is important to tie the karela with a thread before deep-frying it, to avoid the masala from coming out. Done the right way, the Masala Bharwan Karela is a dish that will raise your reputation for brilliant cooking!



Serve with rotis , dal and rice to make a homely and satisfying meal.

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Masala Bharwan Karela recipe - How to make Masala Bharwan Karela

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Method
  1. Peel the bitter gourd, slit each bitter gourd lengthwise and scoop out the insides carefully creating a hollow in the centre.
  2. Apply a little salt to the inside and outside of the bitter gourd and keep aside for 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Wash the bitter gourd and pat it dry using a kitchen towel. Keep aside.
  4. Heat the mustard oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the cumin seeds and fennel seeds.
  5. When the seeds crackle, add the onion paste and sauté on a medium flame for 3 minutes.
  6. Add the tomatoes, ginger, green chilli paste, turmeric powder, dried mango powder, garam masala, salt and coriander, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  7. Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions.
  8. Fill a portion of the prepared mixture into each slit bitter gourd and tie with a thread all over.
  9. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the tied bitter gourd two at a time and cook on a medium flame till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper.
  10. Cool slightly, cut the thread and cut each bitter gourd into 5 pieces.
  11. Serve immediately.

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Masala Bharwan Karela
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 on 07 Sep 16 04:17 AM


Respected mam I love your method and your recipe,,,,but you did not mention that how to bind it by using thread,,but on the top you have mention that we need to tie it by thread but last of the preparetion you did not tie ,,,,if u don''t Mind can you tell me how to tie it plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Pankaj, We have tied it at step no 8 You need to just tie it all around and then tie a small knot to seal it.
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07 Sep 16 09:23 AM
Masala Bharwan Karela
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 on 31 Aug 16 09:33 AM


Mam punjabi bharwan karele ki racipy bhut bdiya ha Thanks
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Tarla Dalal    Dear Vimalmadan, We are very happy to know you loved the Masala Bharwan Karela recipe. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you liked them. Happy Cooking !!
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31 Aug 16 01:34 PM
Masala Bharwan Karela
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 on 13 Aug 16 12:24 PM


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Tarla Dalal    Hi Juber, We are very happy to know you loved the Masala Bharwan Karela recipe. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you liked them. Happy Cooking !!
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13 Aug 16 02:24 PM
Masala Bharwan Karela
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 on 18 Jul 16 08:39 PM


Hi Mam, Thanks for the superb recipe. I m diabetic and eating karela was never so interesting before. I make food reading your recipes at least 4 days in a week.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Pooja, We are very happy to know you loved the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you liked them. Happy Cooking !!
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19 Jul 16 08:57 AM
Masala Bharwan Karela
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 on 14 Jul 16 03:05 PM


Delicious ..!! Thank you for the wonderful recipe pretty simple to make n great in taste.
Masala Bharwan Karela
5
 on 20 May 16 04:07 PM


Hiii mam...I am try this recipy...this is awesome test...thanks for sharing this recipy....mam can u please share....Chinese veg peaking soup recipy....I am very thankful to u if u share
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Saurabhi, We are very happy to know you liked the recipe. We are not sure of the Chinese soup recipe name exactly you are looking for. Please be more clear so we can help you.
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20 May 16 05:05 PM
Masala Bharwan Karela
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 on 14 May 16 06:19 PM


Hoi mam thanks fr sharing this asowme recipe.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Shikha, We are very happy to know you you liked the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how they turned out. Happy Cooking !!
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16 May 16 04:22 PM
Masala Bharwan Karela
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 on 28 Apr 16 12:43 PM


Hii mam , I am 18 yr old today I made the Punjabi kaadi for my mom and dad they surprised ....and it''s to delicious they loved and mam thanks fr sharing this asowme recipe. .......thankuuuuuuu mammmmmmlllll..
Masala Bharwan Karela
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 on 23 Apr 16 02:03 PM


Dear Tarla Aunty, Since its my favourite cuisine,my mom use to cook it for me v.lavishly.I loved to eat it...but never tried to know its recipe.But finally after a long search i got its perfect recipe through your recipe book.So i am very very Thankful to you.Once again Thank you very much. sonika
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Sonika, We are delighted you have loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking.
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23 Apr 16 02:38 PM
Masala Bharwan Karela
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 on 07 Apr 16 11:46 AM


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Tarla Dalal    Hi Avinash , we are delighted you loved the Masala Bharwan Karela recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking.
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07 Apr 16 01:53 PM
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