Bharwan karele

Bharwan karele is a recipe which was usually made at Indian domestic kitchens during summers. Many people didn’t like karele because of its ¬†bitter taste. Bitter gourd or karele recipe which i am posting here contains added spices alongwith grinded onions and also kachhe aam . So here’s the recipe:



Bharwan karele

Bharwan karele

Bharwan karele: 5


Onions: 2 for masala stuffing

Kacche aam: 1/2

Salt: to taste

Red chilli powder: 1/4 tsp

Haldi powder: 1/4 tsp

Jeera powder: 1/2 tsp

Amchoor powder: 1/2 tsp

Coriander powder: 1/2 tsp

Fennel powder or saunf powder: 1/2 tsp

Garam masala: 1/2 tsp

Oil: 3 tbsp


1. Rinse and peel karele. Make a vertical cut but don’t cut the base. Remove all the seeds. In the same way peel Onions and make 2 cuts in it.

2. For stuffing grind onions to a thick paste. Grate kacche aam. Mix grinded onions and kache aam and mix all the spices in it.

3. Heat 1/2 tbsp oil in a kadai. Add onion paste and kachhe aam . Fry for 3-4 minutes and add all the spices.

4. Fill these stuffing in karelas and also in onions.

Bharwan karele

Bharwan karele

5. Heat oil in a pan. Add karelas and onions to it. Cook till karelas are cooked and become crispy and golden brown.

6. Serve karelas with phulkas .


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