BetterButter App

Recipes, Food Community & Kitchenwares


For uploading your recipes please DOWNLOAD THE APP

Home / Recipes / Stuffed Karela in gravy

Photo of Stuffed Karela in gravy by Krithika Chandrasekaran at BetterButter

Stuffed Karela in gravy

Krithika Chandrasekaran
0 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
Read Instructions Save For Later

ABOUT Stuffed Karela in gravy RECIPE

Overcoming the challenge to make uninteresting veggies interesting!!

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Dinner Party
  • Indian
  • Main Dish
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. Tender Bitter gourd (Karela) - 2 medium
  2. salt - 2 tbsps
  3. Chili powder - 1 tsp
  4. tomatoes - 3 medium
  5. Red pumpkin (cubed) - 1 cup
  6. onions - 2 medium
  7. ginger - 1 inch piece
  8. garlic - 2 to 3 cloves
  9. salt to taste
  10. oil - 2 tbsps
  11. cumin seeds (Jeera) - 1 tsp
  12. Chili powder - 2 tsps
  13. turmeric poweder - 1/2 tsp
  14. Garam masala - 2 tsps
  15. Crumbled paneer - 1 cup
  16. Finely chopped spinach (palak) - 1/2 cup
  17. salt to taste
  18. Chili powder - 1/2 tsp
  19. Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
  20. oil for shallow frying


  1. Peel the bitter gourd to remove the ridges and make it as smooth as possible. Cut into 1cm thick roundels, scoop out to make them hollow and add to a bowl. Sprinkle a generous amount of salt and 1 tsp chili powder. Shake well & keep aside.
  2. Meanwhile, grind onions, ginger and garlic into a fine paste. Grind tomato and red pumpkin separately.
  3. Wash the bitter gourd roundels well in running water and drain. Steam cook with a little bit of salt sprinkled over them, for about 10 minutes or till 3/4th tender. Keep aside.
  4. Heat 2 tbsps oil in a kadhai/pan. Add jeera and let crackle. Add the onion-ginger-garlic paste along and sauté for about 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add salt, turmeric pwder, chili powder, garam masala and let fry. Once the oil separates, add in the tomato-pumpkin gravy. Stir occasionally and let cook for 5 to 7 minutes more. Check for salt and turn off the flame once gravy is done.
  6. For the stuffing, just keeping it simple - mix together the crumbled paneer, spinach, salt, chili powder and garam masala.
  7. Fill this stuffing inside each steamed karela round. Heat oil for shallow frying. Gently drop in the stuffed karelas and fry on low to medium heat, on both sides till golden brown. Remove and drain excess oil.
  8. When ready to serve, warm the gravy. Place the fried karela on the serving plates and gently pour the gravy on top or around. Garnish with coriander.

Reviews (2)  

How would you rate this recipe? Please add a star rating before submitting your review.

Submit Review
Subuhi Arshad
Subuhi Arshad   Nov-18-2017

Yummy yummy

Alisha dogra
Alisha dogra   Nov-12-2015

Wow! something new and exciting to try :D also will this taste good if we skip ginger garlic?

Similar Recipes

A password link has been sent to your mail. Please check your mail.