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Stuffed Karela With Aloo

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Ingredients

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5 karela
2 potatoes – boiled
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
1 tsp chat masala powder
salt to taste
cooking oil as needed

Nutritional information

573
calories
130.11 g
carbohydrates
15.01 g
protein
0.69 g
fat
45 mg
sodium
0 mg
cholesterol

Stuffed Karela With Aloo

Features:
  • Veg
Cuisine:
  • 30 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Ingredients

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Stuffed karela with aloo is a classic Indian dish. This dish may be a challenge for people not already familiar with Indian food or some of the more interesting vegetables that come out of Asia. The karela vegetable, also known as bitter gourd, is a bit of an acquired taste as it is extremely bitter, hence its very literal name. Once you learn to love the taste of karela though, this dish will quickly become one of your favorites.

Health Benefits

Karela, or bitter gourd is a wonderful vegetable that is primarily eaten for its health benefits and its taste. Some of karela’s more important health benefits are:

  • Functioning as a blood purifier thanks to karela’s antioxidant and antimicrobial properties which remove toxins from the blood.
  • Helping people achieve weight loss by stimulating the liver to the point that it begins to secrete bile which is necessary for metabolizing fat inside the body.
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How to make Stuffed Karela With Aloo

  1. Clean the karelas.
  2. Rinse off with salt and turmeric in order to remove the bitterness.
    1. Let sit for 20-25 minutes.
    2. Make a vertical slit on each karela.
  3. Scoop out and discard the seeds and pulp to fill the potato masala.
  4. Smash the boiled potatoes in a mixing bowl.
  5. Add turmeric powder, garam masala, red chili powder, chat masala, and salt to taste.
  6. Mix everything together thoroughly.
  7. Fill the karelas with the potato masala filling.
  8. Heat oil in a shallow frying pan.
  9. Lightly fry the stuffed karelas for a minute.

Note: Make such that the stuffing doesn’t fall out.

  1. Cover and cook at a low-medium temperature until the stuffed karelas are thoroughly cooked.
  2. Switch off the heat once the karelas turn nice and soft.

 

Trivia

Bitter gourd is also called Patrick.

 

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