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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Ezy Stuffed Bittergourd Masala(Microwave Recipe)

This stuffed masala can be prepared  - either of the two ways.Either oil-sauted masala can be stuffed and then deep-fried with a coating of maida and corn-flour mix in oil and then done with tomato-onion masala. Otherwise, shallow-fried bittergourd can be stuffed with masala and then done with onion-tomato masala.This can be done in 15-20 mins time.Try this tasty stuffed bittergourd masala and enjoy ur meal with steamed rice and yoghurt.

Ezy Stuffed Bittergourd Masala:


150 gm tender Bitter-gourds
4-6 sambar onions-peeled
1 tomato - chopped fine
2 tbsp grated coconut
3 tbsp peeled peanuts-roasted
3 - 4 black peppercorns
2 thin green chilli -slit
1/2 tsp chilli powder
a pinch of turmeric powder
1 cm size ginger piece-peeled
3 garlic cloves-peeled
1/2 tsp saunf seeds
1/2 tsp garam masala
few curry leaves
few coriander leaves
3/4 tsp salt
4 tsp refined oil
3/4 cup water


1.Grind onions,grated coconut,peanuts,turmeric powder,ginger-garlic,saunf seeds,garam masala powder,salt,chilli powder and peppercorns into a coarse paste using mixer-grinder.keep it aside.
2.Transfer it into a microwave-safe bowl.Mix it with 2 tsp oil and microwave this on high for 1 min on high.
3.Cut the  bitter-gourds into 2 (not fully - leave little bottom intact) and rub 2 tsp oil over it and M/W this on
high for 2 mins.Stuff the step 1  ground masala inside.keep this aside.
4.Heat 2 tsp oil adding mustard seeds,chopped onions,chopped tomato,curry and coriander leaves in a microwave-safe bowl for 2 mins on high and take it out when done,mix and M/W this on high for a min more.
5.Now,clean the ground masala jar with 100ml cup water and add it to the step 3 bowl with the left-over ground masala (if any).M/W this on high for 2 mins.
6.Add the stuffed bitter-gourds,mix it ,M/W this on high for 3 mins and mix it once and M/W this on high for
another 2 mins or till water runs dry.
7.Serve this tasty stuffed buttergourd Masala with rice and sambar,curd rice etc or with Indian breads.


Prathima Rao said...

Easy & delicious karela recipe!!! They are my fav veg...Even those who dont like karela are sure to love it in this flavorful masala...
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Thanks a lot Prathima for ur yumm feedback.Thanks again.

India's no.1 blog said...

Now that is one healthy dish :)