Another classic Indian recipe about to be posted - any guesses :) okiee clue one: it is a gourd any guesses???? okiee clue two : it isn't liked by many except when prepared by this recipe;) .... waiting !!!!! okiee clue three&last : it is green in color in most parts of the world!
The answer is B I T T E R GOURD :)) yes it has a strong bitter taste and is not liked by many people but this particular recipe taught by my mum is classic and it makes the gourd taste delicious and wanting for more of bitter & sweet taste. Try it and you will know ! Things we need to make this bharvan karela a.k.a stuffed bitter gourds are
Small bitter gourds
2-3 medium Onions - finely chopped
3/4 tsp turmeric powder
3/4 tsp red chilly powder
3/4 tsp punjabi garam masala
4 tbsp oil
salt as per taste / requirement
Rinse and peel the karela a.k.a bitter gourd, make a vertical cut on each karela keeping the base intact, remove the seeds and pith with your hands or scrape with a small spoon.Removing seeds is completely optional.
heat the oil and add the sliced onions along with all the dry spices and fry till they began to look translucent and they don't smell raw anymore.
Stuff the spice powder and onion mix in the bitter gourds and spice powder in the onions
Tie a thread around each of bitter gourd so that onion stuffing doesn't fall out
Heat oil in a wok and add bitter gourds one by one along with onions. If they are more in number, one can fry them in batches.
Fry them till they are brown and cooked.Once done , serve them with hot rotis / phulkas or serve them as side along with dal and rice .