I am always looking for new ways of cooking bitter gourd, so when I saw this recipe on a Telugu cooking show I promptly noted it down. Then my sister asked me a recipe for stuffed karela and I gave her this recipe and they totally loved it. After hearing the feedback I decided to make it myself and she was right, this is a delicious stuffed karela recipe.
One thing I learnt from this recipe is we don’t need baby bitter gourd to make stuffed curry. Just use regular sized ones and cut them into chunks. Remove the seeds from the middle and hollow out the centers, then stuff them with spicy ground masala.
Masala is made with roasted peanuts, garlic and few other spices. Original recipe didn’t have tamarind in the masala, but I thought adding a little bit of sourness to it, will balance the bitterness in karela. It tastes great served with steamed rice. A must-try for all bitter gourd lovers or anyone who’s looking for a new way to cook he old veggie 🙂