Bharay Karelay Recipe - Pure Vegetarian - Bharwa Karela by Mayelas Kitchen


Stuffed Karela Recipe is famous as Bharay Karelay in Pakistan and Bharwa Karela in India. Our this version is purely vegetarian. Different fillings can change its category from Veg to Non Veg. We will share more versions soon for now this is for Vegans. Enjoy


Preparation time: 15-20 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins


Bitter Gourd - 12 pieces - Karela
Salt - For Cleaning - Namak

Filling Ingredients

Potatoes - 2 pcs - Aloo
Onions - 2 pcs - Payaz
Tomato - 1 piece - Tamatar
Green chilies - 2 pcs - Hari mirch
Pomegranate paste - 2 tbsp - Anar dana paste
Ginger Garlic paste - 1 tbsp - Lehsan Adrak ka paste
Black pepper powder - 1 pinch - Kali mirch powder
Dry coriander powder - 1 tsp - Khush dhania powder
Blend of spices - Half tsp - Garam Masala
Fenugreek Powder - 1 tsp - Kasuri Methi
Turmeric Powder - 1 tbsp - Haldi
Red Chili Powder - 1 tsp - Laal Mirch powder
Salt - 1 tbsp - Namak


Cleaning of the Bitter Gourds

1. Peel off the Skin OF Bitter gourds as shown in Video.

2. Cut the gourd from Center and remove all the seeds inside it. 

3. Now put all the Gourds in a bowl and add 1 tbsp salt in them and give them rest for 30 minutes. 

4. Now Wash them with water twice and thrice while rubbing them with your hands so the salt and other remaining substances get washed off. 

5. Now squeeze each bitter gourd with your hands and remove  any remaining water in them. Place the Bitter gourd in a dry plate.

Your Bitter Gourds are ready to cook. 

Making Filling Material and Stuffing your Gourds.

1. First fry Potatoes till they become light golden.

2. Take a Fry pan and add Ginger garlic paste in it and fry it until it becomes light golden.

3. Now add chopped onions in it. Do not let Onions become light brown or golden. Only let them have a slight change in color and their rawness. 

4. Add tomatoes and green chilies in it and Saute them for 1 to 2 minutes.

5. Add all dry spices in it. 

6. Add pomegranate seeds paste in it and mix everything with help of spoon.

7. Now add fried potatoes in the pan and mix them well. Put the mixture on low flame for 5 minutes. 

Our material is ready now.  

Filling of Bitter Gourd

Now open the cut area of the gourd with help of your hand and fill the spices we prepared with a tea spoon. Close the cut with a Thread.

Cooking of Bitter Gourd

Preheat oil in frying pot and add your Bitter Gourds filled with spice in it. After you have fried them well just take them out in a plate and enjoy their unique taste.

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