Karele ka Bharta (Kalara Bharta/Bittergourd bharta) | How to make Karele ka Bharta (Kalara Bharta/Bittergourd bharta)

By sweta biswal  |  21st Jul 2015  |  
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Karele ka Bharta (Kalara Bharta/Bittergourd bharta)by sweta biswal
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About Karele ka Bharta (Kalara Bharta/Bittergourd bharta) Recipe

A very healthy side dish with rotis !!

Karele ka Bharta (Kalara Bharta/Bittergourd bharta)

Ingredients to make Karele ka Bharta (Kalara Bharta/Bittergourd bharta)

  • 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

How to make Karele ka Bharta (Kalara Bharta/Bittergourd bharta)

  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.

Reviews for Karele ka Bharta (Kalara Bharta/Bittergourd bharta) (6)

Aanchal Aanchal3 years ago

Nigella seeds???
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Mamata Panigrahi3 years ago

pancha putana means ?
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Deepika Tetwal
2 years ago
same Question???

Manjul Saksena3 years ago

yummi
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Reenu James3 years ago

nice recipes
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Anuradha Bhuta Shah3 years ago

nice recipe
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Shipra Saxena4 years ago

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