PATAKHA KARELAY

(Spicy Stuffed Bittergourd)













Ingredients:

Karelay (Bittergourd) 2 & half kg
Oil for frying



For the Masala/Filling:

Karela Seeds 1/2 kg
Onion 1/2 kg
Tomato 1/2 kg
Green Chillies 8-10
Lemon juice 1 tbsp
White vinegar 1 tbsp
Kasuri Methi 1 tbsp
Pickle/ achar 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Red Chilli powder 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder 1 tsp
Coriander powder 1 tbsp




Cooking Directions:

Wash bitter gourd. Scrape, peel the karela. Make a slit on one side of karela and remove the seeds & save them.

Chopped onions, tomatoes and green peppers finely.
Mix all of the filling ingredients together in a bowl.

Heat oil in a pan and cook all filling ingredients for about 10 mins or till the oil separates.
Remove from flame and allow it to cool.

Fill about 1 tablespoon of masala into each karela.

Fry the stuffed karelas again for about 5-10 mins on a low flame, depending on how deeply you want to fry them.

Enjoy with rice or chapati.