Stuffed Bitter Gourd (karela)

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Bitter gourd is an antiviral vegetable. For those who are affected by diabetes, it's recommended to include bitter gourd in their daily diet.
I stuffed the bitter gourd with pumpkin. Those who aren't fond of bitter gourd may enjoy this recipe.
4.50 from 2 votes
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Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Served As: Lunch
Recipe Cuisine Type: Homestyle Cooking, Indian
Recipe Taste: Bitter, Salty, Spicy
Calories 86 kcal
Servings 2


  • 250 gm pumpkin
  • 250 gm bitter gourd
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 2 tsp Coriander Powder roasted
  • 1 tsp cumin powder roasted
  • 2 tsp mango pulp use raw mango
  • 1 tbsp gram flour
  • Oil for shallow fry
  • 1-2 tsp Salt or as per taste


  • Boil the bitter gourd and remove the seeds. Then, boil it in water with a little salt.
  • Grate the pumpkin, heat a pan, pour oil, then add gram flour. Stir for a few seconds.
  • Add grated pumpkin, salt, red chili powder, roasted coriander powder, roasted five-spice blend, and roasted cumin powder.
  • Stir continuously, then add raw mango pulp. Cook until dry, then set aside.
  • Now, squeeze the boiled bitter gourd and fill it with the cooked pumpkin mixture. Tie it with a thread to ensure the filling does not come out.
  • Pour a little oil in a pan and shallow fry the stuffed bitter gourd until all sides are cooked. Serve the stuffed bitter gourd with rice, chapati, paratha, or as desired.

Recipe Notes

  • If you can't find it fresh every season, you can use dried raw mango powder instead.

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Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 86kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1193mg | Potassium: 890mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 11659IU | Vitamin C: 117mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 4mg

Geeta Biswas
Geeta Biswas

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