Try Making These Dishes From Not-So-Tasty Vegetables
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Some vegetables are not tasty and we do agree with this. Be it bitter gourd, bottle gourd, spinach, or Indian round gourd, there are many of us who would rather starve than have these vegetables. They might be healthy but putting them into the mouth is a hard job. No matter how hard we try, we just cannot have these vegetables as some tasty food. 

What if we tell you that you can make delicious dishes from some of the not-so-tasty vegetables? Yes, you can. You can transform not-so-tasty Karela by filling a paneer stuffing inside it while making a slight modification into your regular bharwa karela. You can make the tastiest ghiye ki sabzi and have the nutritional palak in a very delicious manner. We have brought some of the most amazing recipes from those vegetables. Have a look:

Paneer bharwa Karela (Bitter Gourd)

This is not your regular bharwa karela but with a twist. Having paneer stuffed inside bharwa karela and spices, its taste will get to the next level. Believe me, this will become your favorite.


  • 250 gm bitter gourd
  • 100 gm onion (chopped)
  • 1 tsp aamchur (dry mango powder)
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp cumin powder 
  • 1 ½ tsp coriander powder
  • ¼ tsp garam masala
  • 50 gm grated paneer
  • ½ tsp salt (changed as per taste)
  • Oil to fry


  • Firstly, peel the bitter gourd, slit it from between and take out its seeds
  • Coat the bitter gourd with salt and keep it aside for 2 to 3 hours
  • Crush the seeds taken out and keep it aside
  • After 2 to 3 hours, wash the bitter gourd three to four times so that its bitterness gets out
  • Take out the water from bitter gourd
  • Take a pan and add oil
  • Fry the bitter gourd until it gets brown and keep it aside
  • Use the same pan and fry onions till they turn brown
  • Add turmeric powder, salt, coriander powder, aamchur, cumin powder, and garam masala
  • Keep this mixture a little dry 
  • Turn off the flame and add grated paneer
  • Mix well
  • Add the paneer mixture into the bitter gourds
  • Take another pan and add little oil
  • Keep the stuffed bitter gourd in the pan straight at low flame
  • Cover the lid and let it cook for 2 to 3 minutes
  • After its done, garnish with grated paneer
  •  Serve with chapati

Ghiya ki sabzi

Many people do not like bottle gourd, be it a child or an adult. Unlike bitter gourd, it does not taste bitter but its taste is very neutral. You can definitely spice it up by using the regular ingredients in your kitchen. My mother made me taste this and now, I cannot say no to Ghiya ki sabzi. Give it a try.


  • ½ kg bottle gourd 
  • 2 green chilies
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tomato
  • ½ ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp Kashmiri chili powder1
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp garam masala
  • 2 tsp oil
  • Few curry leaves
  • Coriander leaves


  • Take bottle gourd, peel, and cut them into small pieces
  • Peel the onion, cut and chop
  • Chop tomato, green chilies, ginger, and garlic separately
  • Take a pan. Add oil and put cumin
  • Then add onion and fry it until brown
  • Add garlic, ginger, and green chilies. Mix well
  • After roasting it for some time, add tomato. 
  • Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, and salt
  • Roast them for 3 to 4 minutes
  • Add the bottle gourd and mix well
  • You can add ½ cup water 
  • Cover the lid and set the flame on medium-low flame
  • Let it cook for 10 to 15 minutes
  • Mix well and add garam masala
  • Turn off the flame
  • Garnish with coriander powder and serve

Palak Bhurji

Palak is something often paired with spinach and cooked into mouth-watering palak paneer. But we cannot cook it every time with paneer and without paneer, it just does not taste good. So, what to do? Try this palak bhurji without wasting any time. Believe me, you would not regret making this dish.


  • ½ kg spinach
  • 1 medium-sized onion (sliced)
  • ½ ginger
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tsp oil 
  • 1 to 2 pinch Hing
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri chili powder
  • 2 green chilies
  • Chopped tomato
  • ½ salt (can be changed as per taste)
  • ½ garam masala 
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds


  • Take a pan. Add oil and add Hing
  • Add sliced onions and fry until brown
  • Add properly washed and chopped spinach
  • Mix well and let it cook for 10 to 15 minutes
  • Meanwhile, make a smooth paste of ginger and garlic
  • After 10 to 15 minutes, add green chilies and ginger-garlic paste
  • Let it cook for 2 to 3 minutes and add chopped tomatoes
  • Let it cook for 4 to minutes
  • Add red chili powder and garam masala
  • Let it again cook for 5 to 10 minutes or until it starts leaving oil
  • Now add salt and mix for a minute
  • Turn off the flame
  • Add the bhurji to a bowl and garnish it with dry-roasted sesame seeds
  • You can garnish with paneer cubes of you want

We have tried transforming your not-so-tasty vegetables into healthy dishes. We can bet that once you taste these dishes, your hate will vanish.