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Gulmohar Karela

It's an appetizer made out of karela the most uncommon and disliked vegetable in our country. It came as a special dish to me as it's a dish made out of mostly leftovers in my fridge and now that the lock down was in effect you think of using whatever you have.
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3 Servings

Cooking Time

90 minutes

Meal Type



  • 500 gms Bitter Gourd (Karela)
  • 250 gms Paneer
  • 10-15 Kishmish
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 1 tsp chat masala
  • Chopped coriander leaves
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1 tsp Saunf
  • Salt
  • mustard oil
  • 1-2 tbsp turmeric powder


  1. 1

    Softly peal the Karela.
  2. 2

    Cut them open in half to remove the seeds.
  3. 3

    Soak the Karelas in a mixture of turmeric powder and salt water for an hour .
  4. 4

    Squeez the Karela and put them to the process of shallow frying .
  5. 5

    Once the Karela's develop a light brown coating take the out of the frying pan and let the sit out on a plate to cool for about 5-7 minutes .
  6. 6

    Meanwhile mash the paneer with salt chopped onions, coriander leaves & Kishmish .
  7. 7

    Take the paneer filling and stuff it in the Karela's .
  8. 8

    Now heat a pan with 1-2 tbsp mustard oil and add some Saunf in it .
  9. 9

    Once you hear the crackling sound add the stuffed karelas in to the pan.
  10. 10

    Let the cook for about 6 minutes .
  11. 11

    Serve them hot .

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