Aloo je masale wara Karela

Aloo ja Masale wara Karela are stuffed bitter gourds with potatoes , these potatoes are seasoned with pickle spices . These make a wonderful side dish and can be served with any dal or curry .

It is the last week of BM #97 and under Special Theme I shall be posting recipes from the various thalis that I have posted earlier .

For the very first day I have these stuffed bitter gourds which were a part of Sindhi Thali that I posted a while back . Bitter Gourds or Karelas as we call them in Hindi are gourds which are actually bitter but if you marinate them the bitterness kinds of vanishes . Frying also helps in reducing the bitterness . The seeds in these gourds are quite thick and normally removed , but there are some recipes where we use the seeds too and trust me the gourds taste so delicious with them . I will surely post a recipe of the Stuffed Karelas with these seeds .

Today’s Karelas are stuffed with boiled mashed potatoes . I have used pickling spices plus a teaspoon of mango pickle masala to give it that Achaari flavour and trust me if you eat these Karelas with some hot Sindhi Fulko you sure are to love them . I have another Stuffed Karela version which has a stuffing of corn and potatoes and those too taste fantastic .

Aloo je masale wara Karela

Aloo je Masale wara Karela

Ingredients

Karela

6 bitter gourds
1/2 cup yogurt
1 tbsp wheat flour
Salt to taste

Stuffing

2 large boiled potatoes
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp mix of cumin seeds , mustard seeds , fennel seeds and nigella seeds
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp red chiliy powder
1/4 tsp dry mango powder
1 tsp mango pickle
Chopped coriander leaves
Salt to taste

Method

Karela

eel the skin of Karelas and make a slit .
Wash and marinate them with salt , yogurt and wheat flour for about an hour .
After one hour wash and squeeze them .
Heat oil and deep fry the whole karelas to a light pink .
Remove after frying and keep aside .

Stuffing

Heat a pan with a tbsp of oil .
Add the seed mix and let splutter .
Add turmeric and immediately add the boiled , mashed potatoes .
Add red chili powder , mango powder , salt, mango pickle and finally coriander leaves .
Mix well and switch off the flame .

Getting the karelas ready

Using a spoon scoop out the seeds from the gourds .
Fill in the prepared stuffing .
Heat a non stick pan , drizzle a little oil and place the stuffed Karelas .
Cook covered on slow flame for about 10 minutes , tossing gently once in a while .
The Karelas should be slightly golden .

Aloo je masale wara Karela

Here are some more Karela recipes-

Tawa Karela

Nutty Karela Crisps

Achaari Karela

Aloo je Masale wara Karela

Aloo ja Masale wara Karela are stuffed bitter gourds with potatoes , these potatoes are seasoned with pickle spices . They make a wonderful side dish.
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes

Ingredients

Karela

  • 6 bitter gourds
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1 tbsp wheat flour
  • Salt to taste

Stuffing

  • 2 large boiled potatoes
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp mix of cumin seeds mustard seeds , fennel seeds and nigella seeds
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chiliy powder
  • 1/4 tsp dry mango powder
  • 1 tsp mango pickle
  • leaves chopped coriander
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

Karela

  • Peel the skin of Karelas and make a slit .
  • Wash and marinate them with salt , yogurt and wheat flour for about an hour .
  • After one hour wash and squeeze them .
  • Heat oil and deep fry the whole karelas to a light pink .
  • Remove after frying and keep aside .

Stuffing

  • Heat a pan with a tbsp of oil .
  • Add the seed mix and let splutter .
  • Add turmeric and immediately add the boiled , mashed potatoes .
  • Add red chili powder , mango powder , salt, mango pickle and finally coriander leaves .
  • Mix well and switch off the flame .

Getting the karelas ready

  • Using a spoon scoop out the seeds from the gourds .
  • Fill in the prepared stuffing .
  • Heat a non stick pan , drizzle a little oil and place the stuffed Karelas .
  • Cook covered on slow flame for about 10 minutes , tossing gently once in a while .
  • The Karelas should be slightly golden .

Notes

Aloo je Masale wara Karela
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10 thoughts on “Aloo je masale wara Karela”

  1. my elder one is a BIG fan of Karela and she loves the stuffed karela which I make similarly, but in a pressure cooker. this is another version I must try for her. and PLEASE pass me that thali 🙂 its lunch time here and am ravenous…

  2. vaishali, reading this recipe post dinner is a crime!! I m so tempted looking at the pics first and reading the recipe made it even worse! Fabulous recipe, love that spectacular thali and this karela is out of the world! i definitely want to try this pretty soon!!!

  3. My eyes are jumping from dish to dish in that thali! What a spread!! The stuffing sounds absolutely delicious, I love pickles and everything pickle based. It’s hard to make karelas look so delicious and you have done it 🙂

  4. I love bitter gourd and this recipe is so tempting. Planning to try them soon. Adding pickle is nice idea. Your thali makes me feel very hungry

  5. I don’t like karela, but you have stuffed it with potatoes and it really looks tempting. I might give this a try some day. The thali is just wow. amazing.

  6. I make karelas with only onions cooked in Indian spices like fennel seeds and coriander powder. Your version of stuffed karela with aloo mixture looks so good.Will definitely try someday.

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