Bitter melon also known as bitter gourd or karela in India. It is a unique vegetable-fruit that can be used as food and medicine. Bitter gourd is an extremely rich source of vitamin C, which helps boost immunity. It also has powerful antiviral property which stimulates the immune system and also aids in digestion.
2 medium sized bitter gourd
1/2 cup roasted gram flour
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp chilly powder
1 tsp roasted corriender powder
1 tsp five spices masala
1/2 tsp dried mango powder
2 tbsp mustard oil
Salt to taste
Cut and take out the seeds. Par boil karela with a pinch of salt.
Make the fillings: Take a frying pan add 1 tbsp mustard oil, roasted gram flour, chilly powder, turmeric powder, five spices masala, corriender powder , mango powder and salt. Mix well and saute.
Stuffed bitter gourd with fillings tie with a thread. Fillings should not come out. Shallow fry both sides closing a lid.
Now it is ready to serve. Diagonally cut and see texture.
This recipe can be fit easily into a diabetes meal plan.
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