Friday, June 8, 2012


We make Bharwan Karelas / stuffed bitter gourds with many fillings.. Ever tried making them with keema filling.. They really taste delicious. You can make a dry version or even serve them in any gravy of your choice.

Karelas .... 2 select big ones
Chicken mince ... 150 gms ( You can use mutton mince too )

To Prepare Chicken Mince:

Onion ... 1 big ( about 1 cup sliced)
Tomato ... 1 small
Ginger paste.... 1 tsp
Garlic paste .. 1 tsp
Green chilli ... 1
Coriander powder .. 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder ...... 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder... 1/4 tsp
Garam masala ...... 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder ... 1/8 tsp
Salt ................... to taste


1. Heat oil in a pan and add onions. Saute until golden brown.

2. Add the ginger garlic, chillies, tomato and mix until tomatoes are soft.

3. Now tip in the chicken mince, salt and the spice powders. Saute well until the colour changes.Sprinkle a little water and cook until done on low flame. It has to be dry. Set aside.

4. Mean while scrape the karelas and scoope out the seeds carefully from the two ends with a knife.
5. Boil them for a few minutes adding salt. Drain and let them cool.

6. Fill the chicken mince into the karelas.

7.. Heat a little oil in a flat saucepan and fry the stuffed karelas turning the sides very carefully to a nice golden colour.
Serve as a side dish with rotis or dal chawal.

For variation you can make a nice gravy of your choice and pour over the prepared karelas.
I have made a simple gravy.

Blend together, onion,tomato, ginger, garlic, green chilli, few mint leaves. Heat a little oil and cook the gravy on low flame until it changes colour. Add all the spice powders and salt. Place the stuffed karelas in a serving dish. You can cut them carefully into 4 pieces. Pour the gravy on them and garnish with coriander leaves.

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  1. I must say you are a mobile cook book :) So innovative and looks so delicious :) Apt for a contest!! Loved the gravy too..Best wishes ji :)

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    1. Wow.. such a nice compliment .. you made my day !

  2. this is unique curry recipe. Looks mouthwatering

  3. you are pataaka shobha :)such an innovative idea.. hats off to you..

  4. Hi Shobha ,

    you are 100% deserve to

    Master of Chef!!!!

    very very quick and

    innovative dishes you done:)

    AmazinG ! ! !

    1. Wow.. you made my day with such nice compliments

  5. Very interesting recipe...Yummy.

  6. Absolutely delicious recipe X

  7. delicious curry ..Ongoing event : Street Party Food in my blog .

  8. Wow!!!such a inviting and innovative recipe,never tried this combo,sounds delicious....

  9. Amazing recipe Shibha.I have made stuffed karelas.But the filling,a mince ? I never could imagine though..It's more than filling.Yummy.

    1. Melange, this is very popular in Muslim homes.

  10. These look really delicious! Great pics!

  11. Delicious recipe! And I love your paintings too :)


    1. Thanks for liking my food and also the paintings

  12. ohhh dear...such a delicious recipe of karela stuffed with chicken !!!wow!!! never hav come across with a non -veg stuffing for karelas !!!!loved it !!!n thnx for the award dear :-)

  13. Very new,unique & totally different flavors..looks delicious as i love bittergourds,will try out sometime :-)

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  14. Unique and flavorful recipe, looks so tempting.

  15. this looks wonderful I haven't had like this
    thank you for linking to the cooking with love aunt event


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