Pan-fried Stuffed Bitter gourd | Stuffed Bitter gourd fry | Gota Kalara | #bittergourd | #karela
Even though bitter gourd is difficult to eat because of the bitterness, the health benefits are an abundance. Research shows this bitter vegetable contains an insulin-like compound called Polypeptide-p, which helps to control diabetes naturally. While many people prefer to make juice out of the raw bitter gourd and consume it in the morning, it is always best to cook your vegetables before eating them to reduce any allergic reactions. So let's look at a simple recipe, that is simple, tasty, and health-filled.
Preparation Time - 15 minutes
Serves - 2
1. Bitter gourd - 5 pieces
2. Poppy seed - 2 tbsp
3. Small Mustard seeds - 1 tbsp
4. Garlic - 2 cloves
5. Dry red chili whole - 1
6. Salt to taste
7. Turmeric powder - 1/2 Tsp
1. Wash the bitter gourds thoroughly and dry them using a kitchen towel (peel the ridges on the bitter melon, if you wish) Make long slits on the gourd and remove seeds from one side. Make sure not to slit it into two parts.
2. Now soak 2 tbsp of poppy seeds in hot water (Soaking helps in better, smooth grinding). Add the soaked poppy seed and mustard seeds in a blender or grinder, to it add 2 cloves of garlic, 1 whole red chili. Now grind it to smooth paste.
3. Add salt to taste, 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder and mix properly. Now stuff the poppy seed, mustard paste in the bitter gourd and keep them aside.
4. In a frying pan take 2 tbsp of cooking oil and place the stuffed gourds. Cook on medium heat from all the sides or till they are perfectly cooked.
5. Take the fried bitter gourds out and serve as a side dish, or as a starter and enjoy the pan-fried stuffed Bitter Gourd hot.
Thank you so much, for taking out your valuable time to go through the recipe, I wish you enjoyed reading and will enjoy making as well as eating it. Do share your thoughts and experience.