Karele ka Bharta (Kalara Bharta/Bittergourd bharta) | How to make Karele ka Bharta (Kalara Bharta/Bittergourd bharta)by sweta biswalCreated on 21st Jul 2015

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Karele ka Bharta (Kalara Bharta/Bittergourd bharta)by sweta biswal
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  • By sweta biswal
    Created on 21st Jul 2015

About Karele ka Bharta (Kalara Bharta/Bittergourd bharta)

A very healthy side dish with rotis !!

  • Prep Time0mins
  • Cook Time20mins
  • Serves4People
Karele ka Bharta (Kalara Bharta/Bittergourd bharta)

Ingredients

  • 2 medium sized Bitter gourd
  • 1 medium sized Onion
  • 2 Green chilis
  • 1/2 tsp Pancha Phutana (panch phoran)
  • 2 tsp Mustard oil
  • 1-2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice (optional)
  • 1/3 tsp Turmeric
  • Salt to taste

Steps

  1. Thoroughly wash bitter gourd and cut into two. Add this to pressure cooker along with ½ cup water, salt and turmeric. Cook for 2-3 whistles. Wait till steam releases, drain excess water and set aside.
  2. Mash bitter gourd with green chili with salt. Chop onion into medium sized pieces.
  3. Take kadai and add oil. When oil starts smoking, drop in pancha phutana along with onions. Fry till onions turn transparent.
  4. Now add mashed bitter gourd and cook for 6-7 minutes or till it starts to brown.
  5. Turn off flame and sprinkle lemon juice and crushed garlic. Combine and serve hot with roti’s.
  • sweta biswal3 months ago

    It is kala jeera :)

  • Aanchal Aanchal3 months ago

    Nigella seeds???

  • sweta biswal9 months ago

    pancha phutana is a mix of cumin, mustard, fennel, fenugreek and nigella seeds

  • Mamata Panigrahi9 months ago

    pancha putana means ?

  • sweta biswal9 months ago

    thanks Manjul

  • Manjul Saksena9 months ago

    yummi

  • sweta biswal9 months ago

    Thank you Anuradha

  • sweta biswal9 months ago

    Thank you reenu

  • Reenu James9 months ago

    nice recipes

  • Anuradha Bhuta Shah9 months ago

    nice recipe

  • sweta biswala year ago

    thank u Shipra dear

  • Shipra Saxenaa year ago

    Nice dish to try for karela lovers! I'm one of them :D