Stuffed Bitter Gourd (karela)

4.50 from 2 votes

Bitter gourd is an antiviral vegetable. Those who are effected with diabetes, they should add bitter gourd in their daily diet chart. I filled the bitter gourd with pumpkin. Those who don't want to eat bitter gourd they may love this recipe.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Served AsLunch
Servings 2


  • 250 gm pumpkin
  • 250 gm bitter gourd
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 2 teaspoon roasted coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon roasted cumin powder
  • 2 teaspoon raw mango pulp
  • 1 tbsp gram flour
  • Oil for shallow fry
  • Salt


  • Boil the bitter gourd and remove the seeds. Then boil in water with little salt.
  • Grate the pumpkin, heat a pan pour oil then gram flour. Stir for a few seconds. Add grated pumpkin, salt, red chilli powder, roasted coriander powder, roasted five spices, roasted cumin powder.
  • Stir continuously, finally adt raw mango pulp cook until dry then keep aside.
  • Now squeeze the boiled karela and fill with cooked pumpkin. Tie with thread so fillings should not come out.
  • Pour little oil in a pan and shallow fry the stuffed bitter gourd. All sides should be cooked. Serve the stuffed bitter gourd with rice, chapati, paratha or as you wish.


If you don’t get in every season you can use dried raw mango powder.

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