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Karela Sindhi Style

Karela Sindhi Style is stuffed bitter gourds which are typically made in Sindhi homes, stuffed with onions and garlic they taste delicious.
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour



  • 4 large bitter gourds
  • 1/4 cup curd
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • Salt to taste


  • 2 large onions grated
  • 1 tomato finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 green chilli finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 1 tsp amchur powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala powder
  • Salt to taste
  • oil
  • Cotton thread



  • Scrape the peels off the karela.
  • Slit the karelas vertically, leaving the ends intact.
  • Add salt and rub it in.
  • Add curd and flour and mix well.
  • Let the karela sit for 15 minutes
  • De-seed the karela.
  • Wash them thoroughly.
  • Give them a firm squeeze with your hands to remove the excess water.
  • Fry the karela (both deep or shallow frying work) until they turn soft and pliable.
  • Set aside.


  • Great the onions.
  • Add chopped tomatoes, ginger-garlic paste, green chillies, coriander leaves and give a good mix.
  • Now add anchor powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, gram masala and salt.
  • Mix all the spices and let sit for 2-3 minutes.
  • The mixture will be watery as both onions and tomatoes will ooze out water.
  • Fill the mixture in the fried karelas.
  • Secure them with a cotton thread, it will ooze out more juice, please reserve this.
  • Add 1 tbsp ghee in a flat pan.
  • Place the karelas into a flat-bottomed sauté pan in a single layer.
  • Pour the reserved juice over the karelas.
  • Cook the karelas at medium temperature until they turn tender and are cooked through.
  • Serve with hot chapatis, along with some dal or curry.