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My First Recipe !!!!

From the time i have been blogging, i have had a surreal kind of interest in the food blogs that do the rounds. I am a regular visitor at many such blog spaces and religiously try out the recipes.I am not as such a great cook, but it definitely interests me and acts as a stress buster. So i thought of posting the first ever recipe on the blog. And it’s “BHARWA  KARELA or STUFFED BITTER-GOURD”. Its one of my all time favorite vegetable as well as a recipe that has never gone wrong.

 

Ingredients:

  1. 4-5 small sized bitter-gourds
  2. 2 big sized onions
  3. Half a cup fresh coconut grated
  4. 1/2 inch ginger grated
  5. 6-7 cloves of garlic finely chopped
  6. Coriander
  7. Oil for frying
  8. salt
  9. 1 teaspoon tamarind pulp or amchoor powder
  10. Pinch of Sugar
  11. Mustard seeds
  12. Kalonji
  13. Saunf or fennel
  14. Asafoetida
  15. Red chilli powder
  16. Dhaniya powder

 

Method:

Scrap the outer covering of bitter -gourds and then boil the same (1 whistle) in the pressure cooker. Remove seeds by slitting in the middle and keep aside.

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Now for the stuffing , add oil in the pan, add mustard, kalonji, fennel seeds, and asafoetida. Now add ginger and garlic to it . Once the garlic turns pink add onions and fry till they turn translucent.

 

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Add red chilli & dhaniya powder to it and subsequently add the scrapped coconut, coriander and salt.  Fry for some time, but not much as the masala might burn.

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Put it off from the flame and let it cool down a bit. Stuff the karela using this mixture and if you want you can bind the karela using a thread. Now add a little oil in a non stick fry pan , enough to shallow fry the karelas, put the stuffed karelas , sprinkle a bit of salt and cover with a lid.

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It won’t take much time for the vegetable to get cooked , as we have already boiled them. Just check the karelas after 3-4 min and switch off the flame once done. Serve with fresh coriander and lots of love. !!!! 🙂

 

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Author:

Someone who thinks too much, has opinions about almost everything on face of this earth, a bit disoriented from the usual & normal way of living , and overtly disconnected from the mainstream. A voracious reader, food lover, and a movie buff with creative streaks here and there.

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