Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Jhatpat Bharwan Karela (Bitter Melon)

250 gm Karela (Bitter Melon)
3-4 tsp Dhaniya (Coriander) Powder
1 tsp Jeera (Cumin) powder
1/2 tsp Haldi (Turmeric) powder
1/2 tsp Red chilly powder
1 tbsp Grated Dry Coconut
Half bowl of fresh green coriander leaves
salt to taste
2 tbsp Oil
½ tsp Rai (Mustard Seeds)


  1. Wash the karela properly and cut it into two halves.
  2. Now make 2 vertical cuts in opposite direction in each of the halves taking care that it cut it into parts.
  3. Now in a vessel boil water with 1 tsp salt and add the karela pieces into it. Let it boil for 3-4 min. This removes the bitterness from the karelas.
  4. In another bowl mix all the remaining ingredients and make a mix out of it.
  5. Once the karelas are cooled, squeeze the water out of them and fill this mixture into the slit ends.
  6. Now in pan heat the oil and add the mustard seeds
  7. Once the seeds crackle, put the masala filled kareals. If any masala is left over sprinkle it on the karelas
  8. Let the karelas cook on low flame with lid closed for 8-9 min. Roll the karelas on other side in between to let it cook on all the sides.
  9. Once the covering becomes brownish in color the Karelas are ready.
  10. Your jhatpat karelas are ready to eat….!!!


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