All Purpose Flour – 1/2 cup
Onion – 1, medium, ,chopped
Garlic – 2tbsp, finely chopped
Coriander powder – 1tsp
Cumin powder – 1tsp
Turmeric powder – 1tsp
Capsicum – 1, finely chopped
Salt to taste
Chilly – 2, chopped
Oil – 1tbsp
1. Scrape the bitter gourds; make a slit on one side and remove the seeds. Keep the seeds for using in stuffing. In pressure cooker, take 2cups of water, add 1tsp salt, add the gourds & cover the cooker. Keep on high flame & wait till 1 whistle. Turn off the heat & let it set for 10-15 mins. Keep the bitter gourds in a plate.
2. To prepare the stuffing, heat 1tbsp oil in a pan. Add the chopped garlic, onion, capsicum & the bitter gourd seeds. Suate for 1-2mins. Add the masala powders, salt, chilly. Cover the pan. Cook on low heat for 3-4mins or until the mixture is soft.
3. Mix water with All Purpose Flour/Maida to make a smooth paste.
4. Stuff the masala mixture into each gourd\karela and pour 3tbsp flour paste over the stuffing, so the stuffing does not come out while frying. Heat the 1tbsp oil in a kadai & add the stuffed karele. Cover and cook over low heat for 5-6mins, till the gourds are cooked. Serve hot.
Bitter Gourd Stuffed Recipe Contributed by Nandita Debnath