Bharwan Karela
When stuffed with a potato mix, bitter gourd can taste really good.
Chef Gurdip Kohli Punj`s Bharwan Karela recipe

- Indian


- 4

Cooking Time

-15-20 Min


- Medium

Preparation Time

- 15 Min


  • FOR Bharwan Karela
  • 3 bitter gourds
  • Oil for frying
  • FOR Stuffing
  • ½ cup boiled potatoes and grated
  • 3 to 4 tsp peanut powder
  • 1 tsp condensed milk solids
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp red chilli powder
  • tsp turmeric powder
  • salt
  • FOR Batter
  • 3 tbsp gram flour
  • ½ tsp red chilli powder
  • salt
  • water
  • FOR Masala
  • 3 to 4 tbsp oil
  • 2 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 cup onion paste
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • 1 tsp All ground spice
  • salt
  • water


  1. 1

    Take boiled and grated potatoes in a bowl.
  2. 2

    Add a little peanut powder condensed milk solid, salt, coriander powder, red chilli powder and turmeric powder.
  3. 3

    Mix well to make the filling for the bitter gourds.
  4. 4

    Slit the bitter gourds and fill the mixture inside.
  5. 5

    Prepare a batter by mixing some gram flour, salt, red chilli powder and water.
  6. 6

    Dip the stuffed bitter gourds in the batter, ensuring they are coated on all sides and fry them in the oil.
  7. 7

    Transfer the fried bitter gourds to a tissue paper and drain the oil.
  8. 8

    Heat a little oil in another pan.
  9. 9

    Add a little ginger garlic paste onion paste, red chilli powder, coriander powder and salt.
  10. 10

    Mix all with a little water.
  11. 11

    Add tomato puree into this mixture.
  12. 12

    Also add some all ground spice and water if required.
  13. 13

    Mix again to prepare the masala.
  14. 14

    Take the masala in a serving plate.
  15. 15

    Place the fried bitter gourds on the top.
  16. 16

    Add the masala on the top of it again and then serve.
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