Bharwan Nariyal Karelaby Anjana Rao

Bharwan Nariyal Karelaby Anjana Rao
  • Bharwan Nariyal Karela | How To Make Bharwan Nariyal Karela (68 likes)

  • By Anjana Rao|
    Last updated on Feb 23rd

How To Make Bharwan Nariyal Karela

Bharwan nariyal karela or stuffed bitter gourd with coconut is simple yet extremely rich and delicious dish. I have to give the credit for this recipe to my husband who prepared this with the last few ingredients which were there in our pantry during the flood hit days.

  • Prep Time30mins
  • Cook Time20mins
  • Serves4People

Ingredients to make Bharwan Nariyal Karela

  • 250 gms Karela/Bitter gourd
  • ½ tsp red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp oil
  • For Nariyal/Coconut Masala:
  • 1 cup scraped fresh coconut
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp jeera
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 5 to 6 kashmiri red chillis (You can use any other variety red chillis)

Steps to make Bharwan Nariyal Karela

  1. Cut the karela into 2” or 3” pieces and boil in salt and tumeric water until tender. Drain the water and let the karela pieces cool down. Scrape out the seeds (if you don’t like!!)
  2. To prepare the nariyal masala; grind coconut, garlic, jeera, mustard seeds and red chillies to paste.
  3. Heat 1 tsp oil in a kadai and cook the nariyal masala for 4 to 5 minutes and let it cool down slightly.
  4. Stuff the karela with the masala.
  5. Heat 1 tsp of oil and tip in the stuffed karela and left over masala and little water and cook over medium flame for 10 to 12 minutes.
  6. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with rotis or rice.
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    Anjana Rao 7 months ago

    Thanks @Bhachandra Bilgi

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    Bhalchandra Bilgi 7 months ago

    i am vety happy ilike this recipe

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    Anjana Rao 8 months ago

    Very happy that you loved the recipe @Samidha Doshi...definitely adding jaggery cuts down the bitterness

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    Samidha Doshi 8 months ago

    I tried this receive and it came out really well. I added a bit of salt and jagerry as well as I was unsure whether the bitterness would hav reduced or not.

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    Anjana Rao 9 months ago

    I am happy you liked it @Sindhu Naragoni Yes adding tamarind does help cut the bitterness

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    sindhu naragoni 9 months ago

    hello mam...i have tried this recipe. since karela was too bitter i added a tsp tamarind paste and another teaspoon of jaggery ,1/4rth cup water and let it simmer for few minutes until the water evaporates....jaggery cut thw bitterness and my family loved the curry

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    Anjana Rao 9 months ago

    Thanx @Ketaki Malhotra

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    Ketaki Malhotra 9 months ago

    great idea...

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    Madhuri Sankhyan 10 months ago

    I ll surely try it

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    Anjana Rao 10 months ago

    Your most welcome @Pernita Thakur

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    Pernita Thakur 10 months ago

    Thanks for this recipe

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    Chandrika Gajjar 10 months ago


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    Anjana Rao a year ago

    Thanks:) do try it out @ Ritu Sharma

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    Ritu Sharma a year ago

    Yummy, nice recipe :)

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