Thursday, August 14, 2008

Bharala Karla

It's really frustrating that you plan to make a dish, it comes out well, but then due to winter, there is just no sun in the sky and then your photo comes as disappointing as above. Hopefully, I will make this again in Summer and will get a better picture.

Bharla Karla
Stuffed Bittergourds
Ingredients
4-5 small bittergourds

Grind to paste
2 tbsp coconut
2 tsp coriander seeds
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 green chili
1 tsp tamarind paste
salt to taste
1 tsp sugar

Tempering
2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp asafoetida
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
Method
1. Scrape the bittergourds. Slit in the middle. Sprinkle some salt and rub all over the gourds. Keep aside for 15 minutes
2. Squeeze the water out & rinse after 15 minutes.
3. Stuff the paste carefully inside the bittergourds. Place remaining paste on top of the gourds.
4. Heat oil in a pan or wok. Add mustard seeds, turmeric powder and asafoetida.
5. Place stuffed bittergourds carefully in a single layer.
6. Cover & keep water on top. Let it cook on a low flame.
7. Serve hot.
Note -
1. You can tie a thread around the stuffed bittergourds.

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