- 4 bitter gourds
For the stuffing
- 2 large onions – grated
- 1 tomato – finely chopped
- 1 tbsp homemade ginger garlic paste
- 1 green chilli – finely chopped
- 1 tsp amchur powder
- 1 tsp coriander seed powder
- 1 tsp cumin seed powder
- 1/4 tsp haldi powder
- 1/4 tsp garam masala powder
- salt to taste
- A spool of white cotton thread
- 1 small bowl of whipped yogurt
Stuffed karela, is a much nicer way of saying stuffed bitter gourd. The former sounds interesting, but the latter, may put some people off. Don’t let the name stop you from experiencing a wonderful time. Stuffed karela may be bitter at first, but once you acquire that taste, it will transform into an amazing tasting dish that you will want to share with friends and family. Just make sure to give them a chance to get used to it first.
Karela, also known as bitter melon, bitter squash, or bitter gourd is one of the more interesting vegetables to include in your diet. Besides its noteworthy flavor (its bitter factor lives up to its name), the bitter melon also has some noteworthy health benefits. Most noteworthy, is its ability to reduce the complications of hemorrhoids, improve respiratory health, and improve the health of your skin. It also has the ability to reduce and prevent certain symptoms of cancer.
How to make Sindh’s Stuffed Karela
Prepare the stuffing
Fill the karelas with the stuffing
Bitter gourd looks highly similar to the cucumber, except it is covered in wart like bumps.