Stuffed Karela With Onion Masala Recipe

Stuffed Karela with Onion Masala is a delicious and nutritious Indian dish made with bitter gourd (karela) stuffed with a flavorful onion masala. The bitterness of the karela is balanced by the spicy and tangy masala, resulting in a mouthwatering dish that is packed with flavors. This dish is not only tasty but also has several health benefits, as bitter gourd is known for its medicinal properties. It can be served as a side dish with roti or rice.

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Ingredients for Stuffed Karela With Onion Masala Recipe

  • 0.67 Bitter Gourd
  • 0.33 Onions, Finely Chopped
  • 0.33 teaspoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 0.08 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 0.17 teaspoon Red Chili Powder
  • 0.17 teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • As required Salt To Taste
  • 0.33 tablespoon Oil
  • 0.08 teaspoon Cumin Seeds

Directions: Stuffed Karela With Onion Masala Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Wash the bitter gourd (karela) and cut them lengthwise. Remove the seeds and sprinkle salt on them. Keep aside for 30 minutes.
  • STEP 2.Meanwhile, heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds. Once they splutter, add chopped onions and sauté until golden brown.
  • STEP 3.Add ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, and salt. Mix well and cook for a minute.
  • STEP 4.Stuff the onion masala mixture into the bitter gourd and secure with toothpicks.
  • STEP 5.Heat oil in a pan and place the stuffed bitter gourd. Cook on low heat until they are tender and slightly browned.
  • STEP 6.Serve hot with roti or rice.

Cooking Tips

  • Choose small to medium-sized bitter gourd for better taste and texture.
  • To reduce the bitterness of the karela, you can soak them in salted water for a longer time.
  • You can also add a pinch of sugar while cooking to balance the flavors.

Storage and Serving

  • Stuffed Karela with Onion Masala is best served hot.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • Reheat in a pan or microwave before serving.
Nutrition
value
14
calories per serving
< 1 g Fat< 1 g Protein1 g Carbs2 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    < 1g
  • Protein
    < 1g
  • Carbs
    1g
  • Fiber
    2g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    1g
  • Protein
    < 1g
  • Fiber
    2g

Fats

  • Fat
    < 1g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    31mg
  • Iron
    1mg
  • Vitamin A
    230mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    16mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    0mcg
  • Vitamin C
    7mg
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    29mg
  • Manganese
    1mg
  • Phosphorus
    15mg
  • Selenium
    1mcg
  • Zinc
    < 1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp