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Stuffed Bitter Gourd with groundnut masala

Aruna Saraschandra
1200 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
2 People
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ABOUT Stuffed Bitter Gourd with groundnut masala RECIPE

This recipe is filled with tasty masala and gives good taste. As bitter gourd is very good for health, we can make kids to like bitter gourd through this stuffed bitter gourd.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Everyday
  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Frying
  • Side Dishes
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 2

  1. Bitter gourd - 4
  2. For filling
  3. Ground nuts - 1 cup
  4. Roasted chanadal - 1/2 cup
  5. Garlic - 5 cloves
  6. Dry coconut - 1 tsp
  7. Coriander powder - 2 tsp
  8. Cumin powder -1 tsp
  9. Red chilli powder - 2 tsp
  10. Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  11. Curry leaves - 1 spig
  12. Oil - 4 tsp
  13. Salt as per taste
  14. Thread to tie bitter gourd after filling


  1. 1)Fry groundnuts and remove the skin. Skip you have roasted ground nuts.
  2. 2) cut the edges of bitter gourd and scrape/ peel the rough part of bitter gourd. Its optional you can also use without peeling. You can also cut only one edge of bitter gourd.
  3. 3) Slit the middle part and remove the seeds. Rub ample salt both inside and outside and keep it aside for 20 minutes and start preparation for filling.
  4. 4) Take a mixer jar add roasted ground nuts, fried chandalam dal, dry coconut and make it powder. Now add garlic and grind it once. Take the powder in plate.
  5. 5) Take a pan add oil, once it heat add curry leaves and fry it well.
  6. 6) Now add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, salt, prepared ground nut powder one by one and fry it on low flame.
  7. 7) Take fried masala in plate for filling.
  8. 8) Wash the salt coated bitter gourd with water and fill the masala in bitter gourd.
  9. 9) Tie the masala filled bitter gourd with thread tightly so that the masala do not separate from it. You can also skip this step, but preferred.
  10. 10) Add oil 4 tsp of oil in pan, place the bitter gourd in it. Close the lid for 3 minutes.
  11. Open the lid and change the sides, so that the bitter gourd cook well all sides. cook it on low without closing lid as already bitter gourd became smooth. Once bitter gourd cooked well, add the remaining masala powder( Its optional).
  12. Remove the thread and serve. Tasty and healthy stuffed bitter gourd is ready to serve. This goes well with steamed rice and as side dish for rasam rice or sambar rice or with soft chapathi's. I had it with drumstick rasam and rice

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Shikha Roy
Shikha Roy   Jul-05-2018

Nice one.

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