Stuffed Karela (Bitter gourd) Fry

Don’t go by the looks, stuffed bitter gourd is very tasty and nutritious. And with this recipe, bitter gourd tastes not so bitter but with all the numerous qualities. 

Ingredients for Stuffing :

  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds 
  • 2 tbsp ground nut
  • 2 tbsp fresh grated coconut
  • 2 tbsp cashew
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp chaat masala
  • Salt as per taste


  • 7 to 8 bitter gourds
  • Oil for frying


  1. Dry roast sesame seeds, ground nuts, cashew, and grated coconut in a pan and grind it. Keep aside.
  2. Peel the bitter gourds, tear it and remove all the seeds to make them hollow.
  3. Fry all the scrap in a tbsp of oil for 10 mins and add to the prepared paste and grind again.
  4. Add salt, chilli powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and chaat masala to the paste.
  5. Next, fry it in 4 tbsp of oil for 7 to 8 minutes and now the filling is ready.
  6. Now, deep fry the bitter gourd and let them cool.
  7. Once they are cool, fill the stuffing in the bitter gourd and place them in a flat pan in a tbsp of oil.
  8. Also pour the remaining paste on top of the bitter gourds. Make sure the lid is closed.
  9. In 15 minutes the Stuffed Karela Fry is done as everything is already cooked. You do this to bind everything together.

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