Achari Bharwa Karela


5-6 medium size karela
1 onion chopped finely
5 tsp mustard oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp red chili powder
1 tsp garlic chopped
1 tsp spices any sweet pickle ( I choose lemon pickle)
1 tsp spices any sour pickle ( Again I choose lemon pickle)
1 boiled , peeled and mashed potatoes

To cook :

Heat 2 tsp oil in a kadai.
Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and garlic.
Add onions and cook till it turns brown
Add mashed potatoes, sweet and sour pickle.
Add salt and mix well. Allow the mixture to cool down.

For the karelas, make a slit in the middle and scrap off what is there inside.
Run salt on the inside of karela and allow it to stand for 30 minutes.
Rinse in water and pat dry. This cuts the bitterness of the karela.
Stuff the karelas with the stuffing prepared above.
Wrap around with thread so that stuffing doesnt fall off while cooking.
Heat 3 tsp oil in a shallow pan. Once hot, add the karelas .
Cover and cook till all the sides are cooked well.
Remove from pan and remove thread.
Serve with Roti/Rice and Daal

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