Bharli Karli (stuffed Karela) | How to make Bharli Karli (stuffed Karela)

By Sonia Shringarpure  |  6th Jul 2016  |  
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About Bharli Karli (stuffed Karela) Recipe

Many variations are seen with the stuffing for Karela. This is my favorite one. The same stuffing can be used for okra/ladyfingers. Though the procedure may look tedious, but it's one of the easiest to make.

Bharli Karli (stuffed Karela) is a delicious dish which is liked by people of all age groups. Bharli Karli (stuffed Karela) by Sonia Shringarpure has a step by step process of how to make the dish. This makes it very easy to understand for even beginners. This recipe can serve 3 people. You can find Bharli Karli (stuffed Karela) at many restaurants and you can also prepare this at home. This authentic and mouthwatering Bharli Karli (stuffed Karela) takes 60 minutes for the preparation and 20 minutes for cooking. When you want to prepare something delicious for a party or special occasion then Bharli Karli (stuffed Karela) is a good option for you. The flavour of Bharli Karli (stuffed Karela) is tempting and you will enjoy each bite of this. Try this Bharli Karli (stuffed Karela) on weekends and impress your family and friends. You can comment and rate the Bharli Karli (stuffed Karela) recipe on the page below.

Bharli Karli (stuffed Karela)

Ingredients to make Bharli Karli (stuffed Karela)

  • 6 bittergourds (small variety)
  • 3 tbsp gram flour (Besan)
  • 3 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 3 tbsp dry coconut powder
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 2 tsp Red Chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seed powder
  • 1/2 tsp - 3/4 tsp amchur (dry mango powder)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2-3 tbsp roasted groundnuts
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp fine sugar
  • oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • Dash of hing (asafoedita)

How to make Bharli Karli (stuffed Karela)

  1. Scrape any black skin on bittergourd. Keeping the ends intact, slit them vertically to remove internals seeds very carefully. (Do not cut through and through).
  2. Wash and apply salt liberally insides the bittergourds. Leave them aside for at least 30 minutes or more. Wash them again to remove salt. Drain all water making sure the insides of bittergourds is dry.
  3. In a skillet, dry roast besan till fragrant (about 5-8 minutes). Remove to a plate/bowl. Wipe clean pan and dry roast sesame seeds, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, and coconut till very lightly colored. Remove to a plate and cool.
  4. Coarsely grind them along with groundnuts in food processor.
  5. Combine Besan with all dry powders and sugar. Add the ground mixture to Besan. Add salt to taste. Mix well. Stuffing is ready.
  6. Fill the bittergourds with the stuffing and tie them well with thread.
  7. Heat oil in pan. Add mustard seeds. As soon as they start popping, add cumin seeds and hing. Drop the bittergourds and cover the pan with lid.
  8. Cook on low heat turning them over at intervals till they are evenly browned. Last few minutes of cooking, remove the lid and fry uncovered. Remove to serving plate.

Reviews for Bharli Karli (stuffed Karela) (4)

Manisha Narkar2 years ago

you can skip besan as well as groundnuts with daliya (roasted gram )

Rose Fernandes2 years ago

hi, can v do this recipe without the groundnuts as my son is allergic.what can be be used instead of groundnuts

midhu sivadasan2 years ago


Pushpa Chauhan2 years ago