Karela Stuffed with Potato

Karela stuffed with Potato
3-4 karelas
Ingredients for Stuffing :
3-4 boiled potatoes, boiled , peeled and mashed
1 green chili chopped
1 tbsp coriander leaves chopped
1 tbsp mint leaves chopped
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tomato chopped
1 onion chopped
½ tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp red chili powder
Salt to taste
Ingredients for the batter :5 tsp besan
1 tsp kasuri methi
½ tsp ajwain
Salt to taste
Pinch of soda(optional)
½ cup water
Oil for frying

Method to cook :Heat 2 tsp oil in pan. Add cumin seeds. Add chopped onion and cook till brown.
Add mint leaves, coriander leaves, ginger garlic paste and tomato. Cook till tomato is well cooked.
Add all the dried spices. Add mashed potato and cook for 4-5 minutes more.
Allow the stuffing to cool down.
Cut each karela into two halves. Remove the seeds from the karelas . Peel the skin slightly. Rub the karelas with salt from inside and outside and keep aside for atleast 1 hour. This cuts down the bitterness.
Wash karela with water well.
Stuff the karelas with potato stuffing made above.
Make a batter of besan, ajwain, salt, kasuri methi and soda. Add water little by little to make a thick batter.
Heat 4-5 tsp oil in a non stick pan.
Dip each stuffed karela with besan batter and shallow fry karelas for 4-5 minutes.


  1. Soma, this is an interesting way of making bittergourd so appealing, thanks for sharing dear.

  2. Nice way to beat that bitterness, right. A must try version..Kool!:)

  3. Wat an interesting way to eat the bittergourds..very interesting..

  4. Thats something different but seems really delicious...got to try this one...

  5. Very different one and innovative too!

  6. Tnx for stopping by ...u have nice blog with delicious recipes!
    Luv bittergourd in any form...so tnx for sharing this wonderful recipe...